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Re: Moving working copy metadata

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2007-04-16 12:27:19 CEST

On Friday 13 April 2007 22:34, Matt Pounsett wrote:
> Mac OS is now using a new structure to replace the old Resource Fork
> of a file which was used in the old HFS days. In place of a file
> with a Data Fork and Resource Fork, you now may have a directory
> structure where the top level is presented as a "File" to the user,
> and lower levels contain various discrete elements of the data. One
> such implementation is used for the data files of Keynote, a
> presentation competitor for Powerpoint.
>
> Adding Keynote files to Subversion repositories without wrapping them
> in some way first (zip file, ISO or DMG image, etc.) is, basically,
> impossible. Once an 'svn add' has been done on the directory
> structure which is the document, the document is no longer readable
> by Keynote.
>
> The first solution that comes to mind, for me, is having a way to
> alter certain working copies so that the .svn meta-data is stored out
> of the way somewhere... perhaps within a dot-dir in the user's home
> directory. Has any thought been given to having something like this
> available as an option at checkout time?

My first solution would be to fix the tool that barfs on those .svn dirs. Have
you filed a bug report with the vendor? After all, Subversion is rather
popular and not being able to interact with it might cost customers.

Uli

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