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Re: Checking out individual files

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-28 23:19:15 CET

On 1/28/07, Eric <spamsink@scoot.netis.com> wrote:
> 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.

'Sparse directories' are a feature where you don't need to check out a
full directory (or directory tree), but you can opt to have only parts
of it checked out. ie. you can choose to check out only one file
(within its parent directory container ofcourse).



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