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Re: How to Disable Pristine Copies in svn

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: 2006-08-31 17:27:56 CEST

On 8/31/2006 7:54 AM, Peter Werner wrote:
>> SVN assumes that all operation can be done offline. This is a really
>> cool feature for people mobility. You can perfectly work using
>> subversion while you are travelling.
> You are writing the features of svk. svn is betweek svk (offline) and
> cvs (online). svk can do offline commit and log (whole repository is
> stored locally, for me it's smaller than the local copy because of the
> compression).
> Nice development workflow is that you keep commits small (at least on
> your branch). If you do that then your history is really useful so you
> can will use the offline log/diff too. For that you need frequent
> commits.
> However svn is more stable than svk and has a lot of advantages to cvs
> besides partial offline mode so I think optionally getting rid of
> pristine copies is a good feature request. One more reason can be that
> you might not like to have the .svn subdirectories in your tree even if
> you have a lot of space (like fsvs or svk). If the pristine copies are
> outside of the tree then it could be a network mount, so it solves the
> small HDD problem as well is you have giant network storage (ugly).

Even if offline commits weren't allowed, it would be nice if svn used
the svk strategy of local storage of a copy of the repository.

Duncan Murdoch

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