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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: Strange behavior on directory delete/commit
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:55:18 GMT
On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 10:25:07AM +0200, Dominik Psenner wrote:
> >Then you must explain it to them. :) To move or delete items in a working
> >copy, you must use svn commands. You must not use OS commands. That's just
> >how it is.
> This is going to be a long journey. *jokingly*
> Thanks for the insights and incredibly fast answers! It's awesome that
> you're working on the .svn meta-data folders problem. If you manage to get
> it settled, I believe 1.7.X is going to be great!

I'm not sure you understand the kinds problems the new working copy
format is settling. You must still use svn commands instead of OS
commands in 1.7. That won't change. I don't think it will ever change.

The reason is that Subversion tracks operations explicitly, rather than
implicitly. In other words, Subversion needs to modify meta-data in
the .svn directory if you change something. If you run an OS-level
command the actual disk state and the meta-data get out of sync.

Subversion is not like git which goes "Woaaahh... I just woke up and
now... what??? What did the user DO???  Well, whatever, I'm just gonna
take a wild guess to deal with this and go back to bed..."

Both approaches have advantages and disadvantages.

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