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Re: svn on the Mac

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006q2_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-05-06 01:15:36 CEST

On May 6, 2006, at 00:44, Ron wrote:

> I was trying to set up my Mac home directory under svn, but I'm
> running into problems due to the way the Mac stores applications
> and some data files (Pages, Quicken).
> The problem is, to the GUI user, a Pages document looks like a
> single file, but it is really an entire directory structure,
> consisting of several files and subdirectories. This makes adding
> a Pages document a slightly more complex task. I wrote some shell
> scripts to auto add new documents, so this (for the most part)
> happens behind the scenes.
> The 2 big problems I'm running into are that subversion adds .svn
> directories throughout the "document", and it doubles the size.
> Plus, if I ever move that document to another folder (using the
> gui), then all the .svn info comes with it, which can cause some
> strange problems.
> I have also seen that the Quicken "files" stop working once
> subversion has placed the .svn directories in it. This might be a
> security thing, or maybe lazy Quicken programmers. Who knows.
> I'm sure there is no easy answer to this, but has anyone else had
> to deal with this and come up with a good solution? I'm assuming
> no, but I thought I'd ask.

The request that it be possible to handle Mac OS X bundles as "opaque
collections" and not have .svn directories strewn throughout them:


The request that it be possible to have a working copy without the
pristine copy of the repository data, which is what causes the
working copy to double in size:


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