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Re: Binary file checkin problem

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2005-05-25 10:22:54 CEST

On Tuesday 24 May 2005 13:41, Branko Čibej wrote:
> Michael L Brown wrote:
> >We DO NOT want users setting these properties. We want it transparent
> >to them. This kind of property setting can be done automatically, but
> >SVN doesn't allow that to easily happen. Users screw up constantly.
> >Give them the rope and they will hang themselves and I have to end up
> >fixing it.
>
> Have you heard of autoprops? They're a client-side config option at the
> moment, but you can certainly create autoprop configuration scripts
> that all users must add to their Subversion config. That eliminates
> users' setting the props by hand.

There are two problems with that. It's hard to deploy, and the user can
still mess something up. We're fortunate in that we have a Linux server
backend, so I linked a common config into everyone's profile. Short of
doing that, I don't know how you'd keep everyone up-to-date. Oh, and one
other problem, we've run into the situation where the same extension
needed different properties. In one case, the file was binary and
shouldn't be touched. In the other case, it was a text resource file
that could be merged (unfortunately, we couldn't choose the name of it).
*shrug*

-John

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