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RE: Using only one .svn folder in repository root

From: <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com>
Date: 2007-11-27 18:51:40 CET

"Miller, Eric" <Eric.Miller@amd.com> wrote on 11/27/2007 11:41:08 AM:
> > Some tools do not handle the "extra" .svn directories well. They
> > either are unable to correctly ignore the contents, or even worse,
> > tend to change/delete things in it when they shouldn't. (Think
> > Visual Studio and the .svn/_svn hack.)
> >
> > Using the OS and copying a directory (and not ignoring) the .svn
> > directories can be dangerous if you copy from one working copy
> > directory to another. (Yes, you shouldn't do this, but users
> > do lots of things they shouldn't.)
> I'm in agreement here, but I want others to know that they shouldn't
> assume that using svn mv and svn del is *always* an option for users.
> Getting support for svn in closed-source 3rd party tools that
> move/rename data can be difficult at best.

Good point. There are alot of tools that fit into the category.

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 revert back from Plain text format periodically...)

Kevin R.

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