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Re: Files in repository but not version controlled

From: Bastiaan Veelo <Bastiaan.N.Veelo_at_ntnu.no>
Date: 2006-09-22 15:02:21 CEST

Les Mikesell wrote:
>
> the danger
> I see is that enabling it should really be an administrative
> function - that is, you should not permit just anyone to
> set it on random files and have it quietly throw away
> the history that other users think it is saving.
>

If this feature is implemented as a "svn host" command instead of a
property, that danger is greatly reduced. That is, files start and end
their lives in the repository with or without history, and never switch
between these concepts. Maybe we should not support to host a file with
a path that is identical with a versioned file that was deleted in some
earlier revision. This rules out any malicious abuse that I can think of.

Also, hosted files should be visually marked as such in the output of
svn commands.

Regards,
Bastiaan.

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