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Re: Is there excludes on implicit checkins?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-03-26 14:15:35 CET

Glanville, Jay wrote:

> Why do I want this? I have about 8 configuration files scattered
> throughout my working copy of over 12,000 files. I am about to checkin
> changes to over 65 of those files in 10 different subdirectories off of
> root. I want all those 65 files to be in one 'changeset' or checkin
> (i.e.: I need them to be atomic). However, there's 8 files that have
> been modified that I don't want checked in, and these are the same 8
> files that I don't want checked in next time.

If you never want these 8 files to be checked in, why are they under
version control in the first place? Just trying to understand your
use-case here.

> Perhaps a future solution for this would be to be able to flag certain
> files for checkin, or to be able to create a 'change set', and then add
> and remove files from that change set.

Actually, I've seen many GUI client designs that describe this exact
sort of thing. I just don't know of any SVN GUIs that do this yet.

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Received on Fri Mar 26 14:17:10 2004

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