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Re: Using only one .svn folder in repository root

From: <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com>
Date: 2007-11-27 18:30:34 CET

Joachim Durchholz <jo@durchholz.org> wrote on 11/27/2007 11:22:21 AM:
> > If all the maintenance data was outside the normal tree, you just
> > wouldn't have to worry about any poorly designed tools.
> Yes, but then you get into trouble if the user moves the checked-out
> directory. In that case, he even loses the information which files he
> changed, and that would be an unrecoverable error.
> I could imagine putting the .svn tree at the root of the checked-out
> repository.
> You'd lose the ability to move a subdirectory around with OS facilities
> and retain its status as a working copy. Also, finding the .svn
> directory that corresponds to a given file could become more
> complicated; at the moment, just look for .svn in the current directory,

> with a root .svn, traverse up the directory hierarchy to find the .svn.
> This *could* slow the Windows Explorer down, since it will call into SVN

> whenever you look at the properties of a file - though the slowdown
> would be negligible if SVN cached the whereabouts of all .svn
> directories (though I'd want the caching code to shake out a few more
> bugs before doing that, the left pane of Windows Explorer still doesn't
> update properly for me).

Oh, I was thinking at the root of the tree, not completely outside the
tree. I didn't explain that well.

Kevin R.

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