From: James French <James.French_at_naturalmotion.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:18:39 +0100
Just wanted to have a bit of rant about the default ignores that subversion clients have since its cost us so much time and hassle. I would like to argue that there should be no default ignores - let the client (customer) deal with it.
The '.a' ignore has particularly hurt us. I've lost count of the times that developers have checked in third party SDKs into a 'buildtools' type repository only to later find out that a load of .a files were missing. I just think its a terrible default.
The latest thing to hit us was in our build scripts that do drops from a perforce repo and create vendor branches etc, which has messed up the vendor branches because a script somewhere was not correctly countermanding the default ignores.
This has happened so many times to so many developers over the years that I felt I should say something.
Anyone else agree?
It would be lovely to be able to set up ignores centrally too without relying on individual devs to get it right.
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