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Re: Problems with Limitations or "Differences" of Subversion

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006d_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-11-07 03:24:25 CET

On Nov 6, 2006, at 19:35, Eric wrote:

> As we see it, the two main limitations of Subversion are the
> inability to check out and check in individual files (you have to
> do whole directories), and the fact that the version number for the
> whole repository increments whenever you make any change to any one
> file.
>
> I really can't defend the second issue .. it just seems to me like
> a wrong design decision and I can't think of a reason why it's good
> or why it happened.
[snip]
> If I make a change to the SRS, I don't want the SDD's version
> number to bump.

Do not think of it as the version number (or more properly: revision
number) *of a file* or *of a directory* but instead *of the
repository*. Attach no further meaning to this number other than "the
number of changes that have been made to the repository." That's all
it is.

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