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Re: Some Queries about subversion supported features

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-08-02 20:31:57 CEST

On Aug 2, 2006, at 12:21, Aamir Yaseen wrote:

> Does SVN provide file-level incremental versioning of the file
> resources while maintaining older version in the system in an
> accessible manner?

Yes, older versions of everything are maintained in the repository.
Removing those older versions is in fact rather difficult exactly
because providing access to older versions is an essential design
goal of Subversion.

Unlike CVS, which has file-oriented commits, Subversion does not
limit itself to the file level, and so things are versioned based on
revisions. A revision may contain a change to a single file, or it
may contain changes to many files, or even directories and properties.

> Does SVN allows roll-back of versions?

Yes, changes can be undone.


> Does SVN allow the deployment of the server on the remote machine
> ( Network Drive )?

There are several ways you can serve a repository from a server,
including an Apache2 module and a standalone server. Many people
recommend that you store the repository on the same machine that's
running the server process, but I believe it can also be stored on a
SAN, NAS or other network drive distant from the server (as long as
you use the FSFS repository backend [which is now the default] and
not the BDB backend).

> Can user setup effective date for resources being checked in?

If you're asking if you can commit something to the repository, and
then change the date that it appears that thing was checked in, then
the answer is that Subversion doesn't allow this by default, but you
can easily change it to allow that if you want. Each revision has a
number of properties, including the author, the date, a log message
and so forth, and you can install a simple "pre-revprop-change hook"
to allow changes to these properties.


If OTOH you're asking if you can schedule something to be committed
at a later time, then that's outside the scope of what Subversion
provides, but you can probably write a script of your own to do that
if you want (though I'm not sure why it would be useful).

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