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Re: Coping with repository bloat

From: Jan Hendrik <jan.hendrik_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: 2004-05-14 23:16:06 CEST

Concerning Re: Coping with repository bloat
Pete Gonzalez wrote on 14 May 2004, 1:30, at least in part:

> I want to write a check-in hook that deletes the histories
> of .bmp files except for their most recent 3 revisions. Is
> that crazy? This seems like exactly the kind of problem that
> version control models are supposed to facilitate.

I can second this from a another use of SVN, website building. If
an item is sold or taken out of stock it is deleted, especially the
relevant JPGs. For me there is no need to keep them in the repos
(that's were svn obliterate would be very welcome). Also if a JPG
is replaced by another one (e.g. of better quality), the old one could
go forever. The master files of scans are indeed kept on a network

Also I have a couple of script files that get updated with a new
value every day (exchange rate). It would be absolutely sufficient
to have them just in their latest version in the repostory so that
everyone gets it with svn update, but it does not make any sense
to commit these files every day, 365 times a year. However, as
these scripts contain other things it is not feasable to completely
ignore them, the web projects would be broken for local testing if
they miss on a checkout. And about once in a month there are
changes that actually have to be committed. So currently the
developer responsible for the exchange rate thing always has to
remove these from commit.

Jan Hendrik

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