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Re: Question about performance and space

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 10:05:43 -0600

On 11/11/2010 8:48 AM, Thorsten Schöning wrote:
> Guten Tag Les Mikesell,
> am Donnerstag, 11. November 2010 um 14:37 schrieben Sie:
>> Doesn't the client understand the file history if you 'svn switch' to the tag
>> path in a working copy and just get the differences, if any?
> OK, maybe I'm wrong, because I don't use svn switch but always use
> complete working copies with all tags, branches etc. checked out and
> just work in different folders at the same time, if neccessary. In
> this case every other developer would have large updates with each new
> tag.

That's not wrong in the sense that it won't work for a small repository,
but it is not an efficient way to use subversion where you are concerned
about space or time usage on the client. Normally you would just check
out workspaces of one or more locations where you intend to work and if
you branch or tag, switch an existing workspace to it (to make changes
in a branch or build from the tag, which by convention should not have
subsequent changes). Just be sure you have committed anything that
belongs in the current location before the switch. If checkout time is
an issue you can copy an existing local workspace as the starting point
for a subsequent switch.

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2010-11-11 17:06:26 CET

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