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Re: Optional | Compressed text-base storage

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-20 16:50:38 CEST

Olivier Sannier <obones@free.fr> writes:
> >This post is to discuss exactly how they would like this implemented
> >and managed. In particular, should the storage of working copies be
> >defined by a property, stored in the repository for all users? Or
> >should it be the exclusive domain of the user (and only set in the
> >their .subversion config or .svn directory)?
>
> I would prefer for it to be an option from the repository itself, that
> could be deactivated by users. But basically, if the "admin" thinks
> it's best for everyone to have it compressed, then he should have a
> way to force it on new users.
> And the way I though of it was that it would be transparent for users,
> provided they use svn clients, not direct opening of files in
> text-base.
> All in all, we agree here ;-)

Why should the repository have anything to say about it at all?

Size and presence of text-base is a *purely* client-side concern. If
you have a big disk with fast I/O, you might want them all. If you
have a small disk, or don't use the working copy much, you might not
want them at all. Or you might only want text bases for non-binary
files.

All of these are concerns local to the working copy user; the
repository administrators cannot predict these needs. So I don't see
any point in repository configurability for this feature.

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