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Re: Using md5sum for svn status

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-27 07:15:26 CEST

On Apr 26, 2005, at 11:57 PM, Peter McNab wrote:

>> I was looking at how TortoiseSVN stores a base working copy of files
>> with the WC, which is great for instant diff, but is not so
>> meaningfull for binary files.

This isn't TortoiseSVN, is this how the svn client libraries work, it's
not something you can turn off. It's not just for running 'svn diff'
without hitting the network, it also means you can 'svn revert' without
hitting the network, and it means 'svn commit' can send binary diffs to
the server, instead of the entire file.

>> We are hearing from folks on the list who have 500Mb binaries so
>> unnecessary download and local duplication of these might be a
>> productive goal for Subversion.

Yes, someday (i.e. svn 2.0) the cache-in-working-copy will be optional.

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