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Re: Moving files within the repository

From: Christophe Labouisse <gabuzo_at_tigris.org>
Date: 2004-02-01 10:30:30 CET

On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 00:32:45 -0800
Jeff Bowden <jlb@houseofdistraction.com> wrote:

> I think you're on to something though. Rather than have the users
> work with working copies though their work directory could be treated
> as a vendor release snapshot and processed every night using
> svn_load_dirs with some enhancement to record a per-file signature or
> hash for better detection of moves. Worst case for a missed guess is
> that the history of a moved file will be harder to find. It could all
> be done without any special support in subversion itself.

This hash thing seems nice at first look but I don't know how this could
solve the "move an modify" problem. Considering that in this case there
will be 24 hours between each run it let the user many opportunities to
change the moved files.

I really thing that the "correct" way to do this is to use a custom file
system. SVN's webdav with autocommit on seems to be a nice start even
though there are some problems like those described in subversion's doc
or the fact that files will be remote instead of local.

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