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Re: Subversion 1.5

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-09 22:02:30 CET

On 3/9/07, Roy Franz <roy.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/9/07, Mark Phippard <markphip@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 3/9/07, Wesley J. Landaker <wjl@icecavern.net> wrote:
> > > 1.5 would be *well* worth it just for SASL and sparse directory
> support
> > > IMHO. Merge tracking will be an excellent improvment, but I'm much
> less
> > > interested in getting that quickly. =)
> >
> > Everyone should understand the sparse directories are mainly going to be
> > included at the API level. I do not think there is going to be any
> command
> > line level UI to create them (in the proposed timeframe). In theory,
> > various GUI tools or other consumers of the API could do something with
> them
> > though.
> >
> > I think if some UI did create a working copy that used this feature,
> command
> > line options like update should respect them.
> This is rather disappointing, since if there is no user interface to
> make use of this feature then it is mostly useless to the end user.
> If only APIs are provided then the
> feature is only of academic interest.

The UI issues are complicated and have not even been started. So we can
either not release the feature until the UI is ready, or release the API now
and let TortoiseSVN, Subclipse etc.. have the option of building their UI's
that use the feature today. That has the added benefit of getting the
feature used earlier.

Mark Phippard
Received on Fri Mar 9 22:02:58 2007

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