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Re: Sparse Directories and --set-depth

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 17:09:38 -0400

Rush Manbert <rush_at_manbert.com> writes:
> On Sep 16, 2008, at 12:51 PM, Karl Fogel wrote:
>> I'm sorry that I don't have time to evaluate your description in
>> detail,
>> but glancing over it, I think a combination of depths (some
>> --depth=immediates, some --depth=empty), with checkouts managed by a
>> script so your developers don't have to remember it, would work.
>> What you really want are "client specs", but Subversion doesn't have
>> those yet. See http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2006-07/0624.shtml .
>> -Karl
> I understand. It's pretty complicated. (Although I wouldn't think our
> situation is all that unusual for anyone doing cross-platform
> development.)

The complexity itself is not unusual; the specifics of any given shop's
situation are always unusual :-).

> I think I have an approach that will work, given the current
> toolset.

Glad to hear it.

> Certainly client spec support would be a great addition to subversion.

By the way, I wrote "client specs" but probably meant "view specs" (or
maybe "viewspecs") instead.

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