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Re: Coping with repository bloat

From: Andreas Mahel <andreas.mahel_at_ch.ibm.com>
Date: 2004-05-14 09:37:01 CEST


just to give you a scenario where it might be very convenient (still not
necessary) to have a "keep only the latest version" file wihtin the svn

Suppose you are developing an application that relies on some license file
to work, and this license file has an expiration date. So after this date,
you'll have to use a "new" license file - even if you should choose to
checkout a revision which is dated before that deadline (because you might
not want to set back your system date just for that).

On the other hand, for developing purposes it might be very convenient to
have this license file in your repository, so you'll get a valid license
whenever you checkout.

I'm aware that this scenario does have its edges (and certainly
workarounds), but I hope that it can illustrate why people might wish such
a behavior.

Just my 0.02 €


  Andreas Mahel
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             Branko Čibej
             14.05.2004 09:20 Glenn Maynard <g_sub@zewt.org>
                                       Re: Coping with repository bloat


I _still_ don't see a valid reason why those can't be just ordinary
files sitting on the filesystem.


-- Brane

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