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Re: SVN as part of the OS

From: Didier Trosset <didier_trosset_at_agilent.com>
Date: 2007-11-09 10:09:37 CET

On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 08:26 +0000, a a wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm tend to use svn quite a bit in most of my projects. Not
> necessarily just to share development, but also just to manage
> versions of things I produce, such as documents etc., so that I can
> make changes to things without bothering that I might make a mistake
> etc because I can always just go back to the previous version.
> It struck me that this kind of management would be extremely useful in
> many circumstances. Infact, pretty much everything you produce
> yourself (documents, projects, artwork, etc etc) would benefit from
> this kind of management. And you don't have to be a "power user" to
> want this either. Even the most novice of users may find this
> beneficial.
> So, wouldn't it be nice if svn was actually built into the OS? It
> could be a property of a file, eg "v" would represent a "versioned"
> file:
> john@host:~$ ll /home
> total 16
> drwxr-xr-x- 2 frank frank 4096 2007-03-21 10:02 frank
> drwxr-xr-xv 89 iain john 4096 2007-11-09 00:25 john
> drwxr-xr-xv 5 bob bob 4096 2007-05-11 10:52 bob
> Anything in those directories could be automatically versioned, and
> you wouldn't ever have to do svn add/remove/copy, you could just use
> the standard touch/rm/cp commands and the OS would work out what this
> meant for svn. This would be beneficial, because sometimes you can
> forget to use the svn versions.
> Comments?

It is not that trivial to have versionned home directories. However you
can have a look to this page http://kitenet.net/~joey/svnhome/ on how to
do it.

> Chris.

Didier Trosset-Moreau
Acqiris Operations
Agilent Technologies
Geneva, Switzerland
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