Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Tue Sep 7 23:06:59 CEST 2004
On Tuesday 07 September 2004 04:51 pm, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> What *is* the disadvantage of Berkeley DB that the file storage of
> svn 1.1 will remove? One of the things that you could do in CVS that
> you can't easily do because of the DB approach is to ultimately
> remove a file, along with its entire history (by removing the ,v file).
> Along with that goes the option of moving part of a repository into
> another repository.
I'm not concerned with people deliberately hosing their repositories; they
shouldn't do that.
The advantage I see is that we won't have to deal with hosed databases having
to be "recovered" to make the Subversion server useful again.
I certainly agree with Jp's comments about how databases are used, but as long
as the server is working, that's less of an issue for me.
> Neither is either with svn because of the DB thing. However, I
> understand that it won't become simpler with the file storage, either,
> as the files being created don't directly correlate to files of the
> versions file system. So you still can't delete a single file with all
> of its history, nor can you move just a part of the repository.
Again, that's not my desire. I'm happy to not manipulate the content of the
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
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