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Re: Alternate Meta-folder Names for Mixing WC's

From: Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:50:59 +1000

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 1:16 PM, <user2037_at_ymail.com> wrote:

> Often one has a repo for versioned code and one for config. There may even
> be another for content. Yet checking out overlapping working copies won't
> work since all use ".svn" folders.
> If the meta-folder names could be customized then overlapping working
> copies would be possible. A switch, environment variable, or even just a
> sym-link to the Svn binary under a different name are all viable means. My
> preference is to use ".[argv-0]" and/or a switch like "--meta .mysvn". With
> the switch one could even notify Svn there are multiple WC's involved.
> Of course moving or deleting mixed folders is a problem unless each command
> is aware of all the WC's. Consolidating all the scattered meta folders under
> a single, root folder like Git or Bazaar may help.
> While ensuring atomic commits across multiple repo's would be nice it is
> usually not required. And doing so would mean the server has to have a
> two-phase commit mechanism. Without this feature the servers wouldn't even
> need to know the client is mixing WC's. So no server changes should be
> needed.

Have you considered using svn:externals?


Daniel B.


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