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Re: Checkins without prior checkout avoiding WC?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-08-20 22:33:00 CEST

Peter Valdemar Mørch wrote:
> Max, thank you for your reply.
>
> From your reply I take it that my assumption is correct: checkin
> without a working copy is not currently possible.
>
> Max Bowsher maxb-at-ukf.net |Lists| wrote:
>> You should take a look at the svn_ra API. Whilst it is very WC oriented,
>> at no point does it assume anything about the format - so your WC could
>> be a set of data structures in memory - or shipped to and from the
>> client in a cookie.
>
> I will, thank you. I don't mind submitting patches to the svn client
> that are accepted and made generally available, if there is no objection
> in principle to doing what I intend - ci without a working copy.
>
> But I don't want to have to ship a custom "hacked" svn client binary (or
> *any* binary) with this PHP app. It has to work with a (potential future
> version of) the vanilla svn client. Is this a feature that could be
> allowed in to the standard svn client with a published command-line api?
> If not, I'll just stick to using a working copy, even tough it is
> pointless from the perspective of this particular application.
>
>> We are talking about a web form here? Then why not just...
> <snip>
>
> Yes there are countless ways I can detect conflicts outside of svn.
> Implementation details. (I'm thinking of a WebSVN level "locking"
> mechanism, that eventually will be mapped into the "real" >1.2 svn
> exclusive locking mechanism, but your method would work too)

I think you are giving yourself pain by trying to force the svn command-line
client into doing a job it was not designed for. I think you should look
into either the Python or Perl bindings.

I don't think this is the kind of thing that will ever go into the svn
command line client, purely because it's intended use is so radically
different from the rest of the svn subcommands. If it ever does find a place
in the main distribution, it would probably be as some hypothetical
"svnbackendhelper" executable. So, if you do decide to pursue this, I'd
start discussing it on the dev@ list.

Though, I imagine that it would be far easier to prototype this using the
python bindings, than to go directly to C.

Max.

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