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Re: Enhancement: displaced .svn

From: Vladimír Marek <vlmarek_at_volny.cz>
Date: 2005-07-20 17:50:29 CEST

On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 10:01:37AM -0400, Marc Sherman wrote:
> [Please trim your quotes, Tommy.]
> Vladimír Marek wrote:
> >
> >Description: Normally in every directory of working copy you have
> >'.svn' directory containing some metadata required for svn. I am
> >thinking about way getting those metadata out of actual working copy.
> >My idea from the user point of view is to split working copy
> >directory and metadata directory into two independent paths.
> >
> >You would have environment variable like SVN_METADATA defining the
> >head.
> Tommy Nordgren wrote:
> >
> > This is A VERY BAD IDEA.
> >If you're working on more than one project, they will all share
> >metadata if the environment variable is
> >set.
> That's simple to fix with a slight modification to Vladimir's proposal.
> If your working copy is rooted in /foo/bar, and SVN_METADATA is set to
> /baz/svn, the metadata for the working copy could be stored in a tree
> rooted at /baz/svn/foo/bar.

That's the way I meant it, sorry for my lack in the description skills

> I find the idea quite appealing, personally.

Even if I won't make it (like it looks like I really won't), I am
pleased that I'm not completely alone ;)

Thanks Marc

> - Marc

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