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Re: svn:ignore of checked in files and commit

From: Attila Kinali <attila_at_kinali.ch>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:03:48 +0200

On Wed, 15 Apr 2020 13:53:07 +0200
Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org> wrote:

> I don't remember svn:ignore *ever* working the way you describe. Can you
> tell us which version of Subversion you were using? Are you absolutely
> sure it wasn't modified to behave as you describe?

That was like 10-15 years ago. I don't remember which version we
used back then.

> Like I said, it did not change. Files that are already
> version-controlled cannot be ignored. This was part of the original
> svn:ignore design spec, and the behaviour is actually based on .cvsignore.

Hmmm.. could it be that we were relying on a bug?

> > Is there a workaround that we can use?
> Sure, don't commit the files that you don't want in the repository.
> Instead, create a template that each user can rename to an (ignored)
> local name.

Yes, but mistakes happen. This is a project we are doing together with
a bunch of computer scientists. These are not computer savy people!
I'm glad we are using any SCM in the first place and not some Dropbox
with zip files or something.

Seem's like I have to think about changing our workflow..

Thanks a lot!

                        Attila Kinali

Science is made up of so many things that appear obvious 
after they are explained. -- Pardot Kynes
Received on 2020-04-15 14:03:54 CEST

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