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vote: checkout a single file

From: Flex <flex_at_datecs.bg>
Date: 2005-08-17 23:08:31 CEST

You are going to shoot me right? :)

Don't... at least not now :) I know this has been posted many MANY
times, I know the answers too, but I haven't found an answer: "Why?"

I have finally decided to move to a source control system and have
done a heavy research. Years of work, lot of projects had to be
cleaned and better managed. I have tried a lot of systems and have to
admit - subversion is the absolute winner... until I moved the first
project to the repository and tried to "attach" a file from another
project to it. An I was unable to do.

It was about just a huge library, lot of sources and about 10 or so
projects using this library - they only needed updated headers and the
object, nothing more so if I externally attached the whole library
source folder that results in a mess in the projects using it and on
top of that - some of the projects were "example" ones - built for the
customers which were not supposed to receive the library source too.

Taking into consideration how much similar libraries I have, how much
"util" files I have that are used in different projects I started
examining the docs very deep. My colleagues were using VSS but they
have followed the research since they wanted to move too. However when
I told them that SVN does not support single file checkout the answer
was "It can't be true, I haven't heard of such a system not supporting
that, even the VSS has it, so check out the docs, you have mistaken
something." I whish I had. While keep telling to myself that I have to
be in some kind of a huge mistake I went to the mailing lists archive
and have done a search. 2290 results. The same question and the same
answers. Read 3 pages before giving up. Hard to believe but that
feature is really missing.

So after some discussion we decided to move away from SVN and go to
CVS since it does support it. However SVN is far ahead, it's just the
perfect system with just one huge problem, I don't want to move away
so I checked the bug reports and found it:

I'm just going to ask everyone from these 2290 or I don't know how
much who have seen that, read a bit and just walked away - to vote for
checkout single file to be added:

Thanks for your patience to read all this especially with my horrible
English knowledge :)
Have a nice day

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