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Re: copying subdirectories in subversion 1.7

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:22:26 +0200

On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 05:08:14PM -0500, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>
> On Jul 24, 2011, at 16:57, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
>
> > Ryan Brothers wrote on Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 17:42:43 -0400:
> >> Is there a way to create a new top-level checkout of a subdirectory
> >> with the 1.7 working copy format?
> >
> > Just copying a dir isn't supported.
>
> It worked fine in 1.6.x and earlier. I too frequently use this.
>
> > (the plan has been to provide a new
> > subcommand for that, but that won't happen before 1.8)
>
> So 1.7 will be released with this regression in functionality?

It's not a regression because this "feature" was never officially
documented or advertised. It just happened to work because of the way
the old working copy was designed.

That said, we knew people were doing this, and that shipping 1.7 without
a new 'svn detach' subcommand might impact some users who relied on this.
However, since the obvious workaround of getting a new checkout exists
development resources went into more important stuff.
So, sorry, you'll have to get a new checkout until 'svn detach' has been
implemented. See http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2884

You can also keep using 1.6.x for the time being if detaching subdirectories
is very important to you. 1.6.x is still going to supported until 1.8.0
is released.
Received on 2011-07-25 00:23:08 CEST

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