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Re: Possible to make files revisionless ?

From: Lars Heineken <lars.heineken_at_diasemi.com>
Date: 2006-02-20 14:07:12 CET

Hi Kevin,
 
> How is this feature is essential to a "version control system?"
 
It's definitely not an essential feature, just a nice one :-)
 
> Why not use a file system for distributing large binary files?
 
As we are working on windows, softlinks are not an option (unfortunately). I'm aware that there are workarounds for this but they are, well workarounds. If we could store these files on subversion we could easily make sure that everyone has everything he needs to build the sources. All he needs to do is a simple checkout. Distribution of changes across all workstations would be a breeze, too. Especially as nobody would be forced to accept a library upgrade unless he decides to update.
 
Regards,
 
Lars.

        -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
        Von: Kevin Greiner [mailto:greinerk@gmail.com]
        Gesendet: Donnerstag, 16. Februar 2006 16:42
        An: Lars Heineken
        Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
        Betreff: Re: Possible to make files revisionless ?
        
        

        On 2/16/06, Lars Heineken <lars.heineken@diasemi.com> wrote:

                I'm looking for a way to turn off revisioning of certain files without
                taking them out of the repository. Background is that we are using
                subversion to distribute library files that take up a lot of space,
                especially on the subversion server. As backup space for the repository
                on the server is running out we want to keep the repository as small as
                possible but not sacrifice the automatic distribution of changes across
                all worspaces. Is there a way to just turn off versioning on a file ?
                I have looked through the documentation but found no trace of such a
                possibility.
                

        No, this is not a current feature although it has been requested before for use in situations similar to your own.
        
        How is this feature is essential to a "version control system?" Why not use a file system for distributing large binary files?
Received on Mon Feb 20 14:09:49 2006

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