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Re: My life in subversion, twice.

From: David James <james82_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-25 04:39:32 CEST

On 8/23/05, Joshua Varner <jlvarner@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/23/05, WOB <wayofbsd@verizon.net> wrote:
> >
> > I am keeping a bunch of my personal files in a Subversion database.
> > Some of these files are large, and I think they are being stored twice
> > on my client machines - one as the 'working copy' and again as the
> > pristine 'base copy'.
> >
> > Is there a way to flag a file as "read-only", so that a 'base copy' is
> > not stored in the hidden .svn directory?
> >
> Currently, No. There is some work going on to extend working copies
> to allow this type of behavior, but it is in the early stages. If these
> directories change rarely, you could try svn exporting those rather than
> checking out the directories.

Max Bowsher is working on "optional text-bases" as his Summer of Code
project. If all goes according to plan, we will see this feature soon
(perhaps in 1.3?).



David James -- http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~james
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