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Re: Status of Subversion on the Mac?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-01-30 14:14:52 CET

On Jan 30, 2006, at 13:03, john fogg wrote:

>> When accessing the repository over WebDAV, it is not possible to get
>> conflicts. Your version will simply always overwrite the one that was
>> there before.
> That's fine. Using Subversion this way also doesn't store local
> information in the .svn folders, right?

Using WebDAV, there is no working copy, and there are no .svn
directories, and there is no local information at all; you're simply
accessing a file server.

> Could we work on the files right from the mounted server or is this
> bad? Should we rather copy them to our local hard drives and copy them
> back once we're done?

That I don't know. I think there used to be some problems with saving
a file opened directly from the WebDAV share, but don't know if
that's still the case in 1.3.0.

The other problem with using WebDAV which I forgot to mention before
is that you don't get to specify a log message. So you may be able to
tell that a change was made, but without a log message, you won't
know why.

>> I haven't found any graphical clients I can tolerate so I just use
>> the command line.
> I don't know that much of Cocoa but would it be so hard to write a new
> one? Because I'm quite good at interface design so I'd give it a try.

Certainly give it a try if you like. I'd evaluate the existing
solutions before diving into that... there are many clients already—a
few Mac-specific ones and several cross-platform Java efforts—and one
of these may already be good or at least good enough. I just got
discouraged after trying the first two I came across, and since I
like the command line, and it's what the book teaches, I stuck with

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