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RE: Feature Proposal: Local Ignores

From: Markus KARG <markus.karg_at_gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:10:29 +0100

No, actually I learned about global-ignores just five minutes after having
posted my proposal. :-)


From: Bob Archer [mailto:Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com]
Sent: Montag, 9. Februar 2009 16:54
To: Markus KARG; users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: Feature Proposal: Local Ignores


I assume you know that global-ignores are a client side configuration. These
can be used by each user to set up ignore patters for their machine. So, you
may use Emacs and want to ignore stuff that it creates while I use Studio
and want to ignore its artifacts?


I assume by asking for "local" ignores you want something like
global-ignores but have it only apply to a specific working copy? I'm not
sure what advantage this has? Also, it would be quite a pain to admin it.
You can to be copying some ignore file to each WC. Or, you have to add a
path specific ignore to some local config file?



Example: Some users will use Eclipse, others will use NetBeans, and so on.
These IDEs store additional information in the SVN working copy, and to
prevent SVN from treating them as modifications, currently all these
artefacts have to be masked by svn:ignore. So time after time, svn:ignore
collects more and more of these things. Each new IDE leads to more
svn:ignores -- even when only one programmer in the team is using this
particular tool.


It makes no sense to store this information in the repository, since it is
not dependent of the project, but dependent of the programmer or his
machine. So it would make sense to have "local ignores": Things that will be
ignored by the local SVN client, but are not stored in the SVN repository
but solely (a) in the machine's configuration, (b) in the user's profile,
(c) in the local workspace.


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