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Re: Working copy locked problem

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-06 20:16:29 CET

Steven Bakke wrote:

> I don't want people committing every useless
> modification either.

A difference in philosopy, I guess... I think if something was worth
typing it is worth committing. It is easy enough to back out changes later.

> In many cases, recovering from a borked wc is
> mostly annoying. The problem isn't always a matter of whether to commit
> frequently.

But if you did commit you don't lose anything by doing a fresh checkout
  so you don't have to waste time with more complicated solutions.

> One thing Subversion doesn't handle well is if you have a set of files
> which are generated by an external program. Sometimes these files or
> directories will get overwritten rather than just updated. This kills
> the .svn dir and then you have a problem.

Yes, just like using an external program like 'rm' to delete your
work... If it hurts, don't do it. Or have plan B to recover.

> There's a big discussion on the dev list regarding the .svn directories
> and moving them out of the working copy. This would be a big help. I
> think that doing this would be a great option.

Yes, I'd have to agree there, but it will introduce some new issues and
still won't make your copy safe from other disasters.

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Tue Feb 6 20:16:38 2007

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