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Re: Delete *for real* from a repository

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:51:45 -0500

Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Les Mikesell:
>> Something that can only grow infinitely just does not seem well designed
>> for real world use, even if in practice it often works out for a while.
> Are there repositories out there which regularly prune history due to
> size concerns? I haven't seen a single public repository doing that,
> even with systems where this is somewhat easier than with Subversion.

Pruning 'regularly' isn't quite the point. If you need that you are
doing something wrong regularly. Wanting the ability to fix something
that is done wrong once in a while is sort of like wanting to know that
your building has emergency exits (i.e. is properly designed for real
world events).

> On the other hand, if you could prune history easily, you'd open up
> many additional scenarios (using Subversion as a replacement for an
> ordinary distributed file system etc.). But such applications aren't
> typically in the focus of version control systems.

Yes, I would love to be able to use subversion as a versioning file
system. It would be incredibly useful, especially if you could
concurrently use all of the existing client tools.

   Les Mikesell
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