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Re: keeping a photo library in a svn repository

From: Sébastien Barthélemy <barthelemy_at_crans.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 13:24:34 +0200

2008/8/5 Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>:
> On Aug 5, 2008, at 08:30, Sébastien Barthélemy wrote:
>> If I keep the repository on my computer, I don't really those as all
>> the information is available in the repository. Do you know if I can
>> bypass that ?
> You cannot bypass it. The pristine copies are required by Subversion at this
> time. Here are the open feature requests that have been filed requesting to
> make the text-base optional or compressed:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=525
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=908

Thank you for the links.

In one of them, a workaround is given : scord [1], which uses fuse to
provide a full working copy (including pristine copies) but doesn't
store them on disk unless necessary. You can use any regular svn
client on top of it.
I tried it, it's great ! I'll keep with it.

I also tried svnfs, which worked well also. It provides a "zero copy"
filesystem view of the repository. However it is read-only and
head-revision-only (for the moment). This can be of great use when the
repository in on your desktop computer:
 - you add/modify pictures through a (maybe partial) checkout
 - you view them directly with svnfs.

There is also fsvs [2] which keeps a single copy of the files in its
customized working copy. I did not tried it.

[1] http://scord.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://fsvs.tigris.org/

For my picture library, I think now that I will put the repository on
a server and use a scord working copy on my laptop.

Thanks to both of you for your help.

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