At 07:55 03.03.2006 -0500, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>On 3/2/2006 5:45 PM, Richard Jolly wrote:
>>On 2 Mar 2006, at 18:51, Russ Brown wrote:
>>>I've come to this thread a little late but I do have an alternative
>>>solution: use SVK as your client instead of svn. SVK uses a different
>>>working copy format that doesn't involve adding .svn directories to each
>>>and every directory in the working copy. In fact it doesn't add anything
>>>to the working copy: the working copy information is stored elsewhere.
>>... in ~/.svk
>>Which has the nice effect that all the other unix tools don't constantly bump into the .svn dirs. I'm curious why doesn't subversion itself take this approach?
>I'm also curious, and have changed the subject line to hopefully attract more answers.
>I think there are some overly simple answers:
>1. Because CVS did it that way, and SVN is a descendant.
>2. Because SVN stores a duplicate of each working copy, and it's nice to get rid of both the WC and it's duplicate with a simple rm -rf.
>3. Because the user who checked out the working copy may not be the only one to access it; it would be hard to synchronize multiple ~/.svn files without some sort of info stored in the working copy to point to them.
>But I suspect there are better answers...
>I also really like the idea of keeping a duplicate of the repository on disk as a reference the way SVK does, instead of just a duplicate of the working copy as SVN does. I often have two or three branches of my project checked out, so I suspect the total disk space would be comparable, but I'd have the advantage of being able to look through the history even when offline.
I have a use case where it would be pretty usefull if the .svn were not besides
the handled files. We have a tool that saves data in different files in different
folders, it's a whole tree of data, new folders get added, others deleted. But
momentarily there's no possibility to sync these changes with a repository,
especially the deleted items. svn del file just won't work if the file is not
present anymore. And that's provided you still know what files got deleted.
I would like the svn data in a separate folder with the same tree structure
as the handled data, preferably right next to this data. So if a folder gets
deleted the svn data is still available and can be used to e.g. delete this
data also from the repository.
(existing info about File1, File2 and DataFolder)
Then I could do:
echo "new data" >> BaseFolder/File1
rm -f BaseFolder/DataFolder/SubData
echo "works" > BaseFolder/Data2/NewFile
svn sync BaseFolder -m "Newest Changes"
Would that be something for others as well? The .svn and corresponding
files would still be in one place and can be copied around or just rm'd all
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Received on Tue Mar 7 11:16:32 2006