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From Stephane Bailliez <>
Subject Re: SVN cheap copies for tags and branches
Date Fri, 20 May 2005 22:24:21 GMT
Dominique Devienne wrote:

>In other words, as far as I know and given the conventions of putting
>trunk / tags / branches in each sub-project, there's no way to quickly
>and easily update from the top-level to get only trunks for
>everything. I'm still very new at SVN, so maybe I'm missing something.
You can use svn:externals for that which basically would consist of 
associating the trunk with all trunks of all modules

>Also, SVN copies may be cheap on the server, but are they really cheap
>on the client. Our SVN repo is still young, but when we'll have many
>tags/branches of the whole Core tree when it's all in SVN, how many
>copies of Ant would one get when updating from the top level? Does the
>client use hard-links to not put N times the same file on the disk?
>Probably not.
Indeed, you can get A LOT of data with svn and it can kill the bandwith 
and your disk...

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