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Re: Wish: Option to disable working copy cache (.svn)

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 11:08:22 -0400

On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 08:41, Seak, T. F. <lapsap7+svn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> [I've a little wish, but don't know if this is the correct forum to ask.  Or maybe I should post to TCVS as TSVN is a descendant?]

TSVN is not a "descendant" of TCVS. The name and some visual elements
were just borrowed.

> We are using SVN not only to store source code but also other related files, like compiled objects, libraries, etc.  These are binary files and of course we are not supposed to change them very often.  We keep them in SVN as a central store.

Storing build artifacts is usually discouraged with any version
control system. If you really have to keep them versioned, using a
separate repository may be better.

> So, this is how we are doing:
> we checkout these binary files and export the whole folders to themselves to get rid of those .svn working copy cache (because these binary files are quite big).
> It would be nice to have an option, even if it's in some well-hidden advanced locations, to do a checkout AND export at the same time (or equivalent like checking out without creating .svn at all).

Why can't you just export from the Repository Browser? Or use the
Export item right on the extended context menu (TortoiseSVN -> Export)

> OTOH, having this option isn't only useful for our case.  I'm sure there're situations where people would like to just get the source code files without .svn.

That's why there's Export from the repository browser and the Export
item right on the extended context menu (TortoiseSVN -> Export)


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