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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: Removing docs duplication in SVN
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2005 22:58:49 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Assuming that the locationmap merge is now complete and there aren't any 
> other hidden surprises in there I think we should consider using this 
> new feature to remove the duplicated docs in our SVN.
> During the docs restructuring it became necessary to duplicate earlier 
> versions of the docs in site_author. However, these files should never 
> be changed in trunk, rather in the release branch where they already 
> exist. Using the locationmap we can have Forrest retrieve the 
> documentation for earlier versions from the relevant SVN branch.
> There is a demo for how this is done in the 0.8 docs (I only just 
> committed it so it won't be live yet, see the locationmap.xml in 
> site-author)
> This demo uses the viewSVN interface to retrieve the head version of the 
> document. However, now I think about it there is no need to do this 
> since SVN operates over http anyway, we can (I think) retrieve it 
> directly from SVN. Nevertheless, the demo serves as a good example of 
> how this could be done.

I am going bush for the weekend so will comment on the rest later.

Using viewSVN will be very inefficient.
Would be better to go directly to the SVN server.


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