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Re: Optional | Compressed text-base storage

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-06-23 09:04:56 CEST

On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Dylan Leigh wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 09:50:38AM -0500, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > 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)?
> > >
...
> > Why should the repository have anything to say about it at all?
> >
>
> Working copy size has been a big problem (pun intended) at RMIT
> Computer Science; some students (myself included) use subversion to
> store individual or group work, with the repository in someone's home
> directory. Since students are only allocated a small amount of
> filespace, working copies account for a fair amount of quota.
>
> In this sort of case it makes sense for the person setting up the
> repository to configure it for minimum filespace footprint. Also,
...

Why couldn't the global configuration area in /etc/subversion be used in
this case? Or, when a new home directory is created, couldn't the .svn
directory be populated with sane defaults?

thanks,
//Peter

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