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Re: Is it possible to distribute a folder with an edited .svn directory

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:19:47 -0500

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:15 AM, Merul Patel <merul.patel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm wondering whether it's possible to simplify the process for
> collaborators to setup their own working copy of a repository by
> downloading a ZIP archive that contains a partial working copy.
> The partial working copy would contain a folder to represent the root
> of the repository they want to check out, and then a .svn directory
> configured with the URL of the repository.
> They could then simply do an SVN update on that directory to fetch the
> entire contents of the repo. Is this possible at all?

Why would you do the repository root, as opposed to a project root?
Also, why an empty checkout? I know a lot of people that have a group
of users on a LAN, when the repository is elsewhere, will make a
complete checkout available in a tarball/zip and posted to a file
server on the LAN. Then new users can get the tarball from the LAN
server, extract it and run svn update to just have to get the deltas
from HEAD in the repository.

So I think your idea makes some sense, just not complete sense.

Mark Phippard
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