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Re: Checking out individual files

From: Eric <spamsink_at_scoot.netis.com>
Date: 2007-01-28 21:10:33 CET

At 02:28 PM 1/28/2007, Erik Huelsmann wrote:

<EH>>>>>And if the answers are that both he has a valid use-case as
well as the best tool available would be Subversion, then, I'm glad
to be the one in this thread to bring some light: Subversion will
support sparse directories in version 1.5. (The feature will be
landing or has landed on trunk.) I'm not sure there's an interface
yet to checkout a single file, but that would be a mere matter of
time and budget to get it.<<<<<

His use case is that he doesn't want to be bothered having to check
out more files than he needs. Whether or not that's a valid use case
... and whether or not Subversion is in general the best tool
available ... is to some degree in the eye of the beholder I
suppose. We have a reasonably fast Internet connection here and
where our server is located has a VERY fast (a few hundred Mbps)
Internet connection, so the need to check out files I don't need
doesn't bother me to any significant degree.

I am not sure what "sparse directories" are in this context. Does
that mean that as of version 1.5, Subversion will support checking
out individual files? If that's what that means, then I have no
problem with just telling him to wait until we can upgrade our server
and in the meanwhile, live with having to download more than what he wants.

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Received on Sun Jan 28 21:31:16 2007

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