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Re: Fw: Wish List (Revisited)

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-03-04 20:16:18 CET

"TBrowder" <tbrowder@cox.net> writes:
> And I want to move our large CVS repository to subversion, BUT:
>
> Minimalist users want rtags and history -T equivalents (not cheap
> copies of directory trees)

Cheap copies are how Subversion implements tags.

I'm not sure exactly what you need re history -T that you can't get
from Subversion; maybe supply an example?

> Users want .svnignore files (not a manual update of prop lists)

Are you using "users" to mean "I"? :-)

Seriously, I haven't heard of this being a problem until now, but
maybe I just didn't see the particular emails you're thinking of.
It's hard to tell (from the above) how the properties are less useful
or less convenient than .cvsignore files. I haven't found there to be
any important functional difference in my daily usage.

> Users want svn to recognize at least one environment variable like
> CVSROOT to point to the repository (not some long URL)

Others have already answered this very well.

> And the view that functionality might be duplicated is bogus.
> Browsing a fixed list of tags (aliases for a revision) is not the
> same thing as browsing a directory of tag names which are not in
> date order, and which may be changed at will.

Hmm. I think we need a use case here. Are you sure there's no way to
get what you want from Subversion?

> And I'll be glad to work on these things, but I need some assurance
> that the ideas are acceptable and not scorned at every mention of
> them.

Please understand that your ideas might be resisted (for lots of
reasons), but that this is not the same as scorn.

Looking forward to more details,
-Karl

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