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Re: Another question on multi-platform usage

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-01-27 02:37:41 CET

Stephan Stapel wrote:

>Dear list/ developers of subversion,
>I was posting a question on whether it's possible to use subversion in a
>multiplatform environment, i.e. sharing a single physical directory on both
>Windows and Linux and checking-in/ checking-out under both platforms.
>However, the answer was that there are some problems to be expected.
>My question now is whether this will be fixed at some time in the future or
>whether it's inherent in subversion? If so, IIRC, cvs would have an
>advantage in this since multi-platform usage is straight-forward. Am I
You can't do this reliably with CVS, because it automatically converts
text files to CRLF format on Windows, and there's no way to stop it from
doing so (at least, not if you have a real windows client).

AFAIK the only thing that could cause problems with Subversion is if you
use svn:eol-style=native, which translates to different things on Linux
and Windows. Oh, and there might be an issue with the interpretation of
the 'x' permission bit, but that depends on how it's translated in the
Windows filesystem.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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