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Re: non-versioned files in repository

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2006-08-07 15:44:25 CEST

On Monday 07 August 2006 10:28, mortee wrote:
> I tried to look up in the documentation, and also searched the internet,
> but haven't found a clear answer to the following question.

See the thread from last friday, called "unversioned files.", it discusses
some such things.

> Is it possible, in the current (or planned future) version of SVN to
> have some files - selectively based on mime type, filename pattern or
> directory - not-versioned in the repository? I mean when those specified
> files are committed, the previous version to be simply discarded and
> overwritten, just like on a regular file server. For the other files,
> usual versioning should take place.

I don't think that is going to happen soon, just think of the scenario that I
update to a different version than HEAD, what should Subversion do? Also,
what if I commit something, should this automatically wipe out those files or
risk them being out of sync. This is pretty hairy to "get right" and not
confuse or surprise anybody.

> I'm considering using SVN as a document management system, and we want
> some files in the repository to be non-versioned but yet shared in the
> same tree with other, versioned files. I mean items like CD images
> attached to articles and stuff like that. We intend this primarily to
> achieve economic disk space usage - but also for some files it might be
> explicitely desired previous versions to be NOT available.

Use a post-commit hook that updates a fileserver. Just splitting your workflow
between 'work space' (which is used to edit things) an 'public space' (used
to publish things) would probably do the job, but I guess you are doing
something like that already...


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