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Re: Config section at repository level

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 11:15:10 -0400

André Felipe Dias <andref.dias_at_gmail.com> writes:
> It would be nice if there were a config section at repository level
> where we could set auto-props at repository level instead of using
> client config files. This would be much simpler than try to do the
> same through a hook.
> What do you think about it?

What an odd coincidence. Just an hour ago, I responded on someone's
blog post about almost exactly the same thing:


Here's what I wrote:

Completely agree. In fact, we've had an open issue for this feature for
a while:


The reason it's hard to implement has to do with the way Subversion
working copy data is structured: most of the configuration information a
server would be broadcasting would be associated with paths and
directory trees (svn:ignore data is a perfect example), and because our
working copy metadata is spread out, it's hard to get the "inheritance"
behavior right. In retrospect, we probably should have done centralized
metadata storage for working copies -- and in fact, there's a rewrite of
the working copy code under way to do exactly that, after which adding
this feature would become much easier.

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