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Re: user with delete rights

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:36:54 -0500

maheshwar singh wrote:
> Todd,
> I'm working on a solution for our BI team.
> The guys create reports that are in use, when they make changes i want to version and store the earlier one.
> If the new report has issues, replace this with the earlier instance.
> So, i want this guys to add to source control, checkin / checkout.
> But i dont want them to deleted the older instance.
> The existing workaround requires people to make a copy of the report, zip it and store it for safe-keeping.
> i agree, subversion is not made for this activity. I'm trying to look for a solution that is easy to setup and own.

Creating a new version is the _only_ thing that you can do with
subversion clients. That is, even if you delete things and commit the
change, you create a new revision at the head of the repository with
this change applied. Any previously committed revisions remain, no
matter what so there is no need to explicitly save them elsewhere. The
only way to actually remove something from the repository is to use the
svnadmin dump/filter/load operations which require file level access to
the repository.

I'd suggest that you also set up web access through viewvc, though. It
will provide a nice read-only web browser view and it provides a good
interface for going back through the history. http://www.viewvc.org/ It
is also handy if you want to make a simple http link to the 'latest'
version of any file that you can give out or place on a web page (just
browse to it and copy the URL).

   Les Mikesell
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