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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: environment variable for location of the .svn directory ?
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:25:34 GMT
On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 01:52:01PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Stefan Sperling <> wrote:
> > I think the use case described would be much better served by implementing
> > support for a shared .svn dir located e.g. in the user's home directory which
> > can then be shared by multiple working copies.
> > This would work without an env var or new option switch. This central .svn
> > dir could always be looked up automatically with a fallback to the current
> > behaviour if the global .svn does not exist.
> >
> > There is no technical reason why this could not be done.
> > It is just a lot of work nobody has time for.
> How'd the link between the wc and the global .svn store work? The link
> might get broken on moves.
> And what if multiple users share one working copy?

Depends on design and implementation details. There are no definite answers.

As Branko pointed out, the 1.7+ WC DB schema was designed with a
global .svn directory in mind. The rest remains to be built on top
and there are of course many open questions such as yours.

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