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From Mark Kneisler <>
Subject RE: Update-Only Checkout Enhancement
Date Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:21:54 GMT
I think making the pristine files optional would work for me.

Here's an idea.

Instead of having pristine copies of all files, how about adding to the pristine directory
only when a file is changed?

From: Mark Phippard []
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:58 AM
To: Mark Kneisler
Cc: Cooke, Mark;
Subject: Re: Update-Only Checkout Enhancement

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Mark Kneisler <<>>
Yes, I understand the export function.  I want functionality for release management into test
and production environments.

For these environments I have a few requirements:
        Files in these environments will NEVER be edited
        For new releases I will need to perform an update to revision, which will add, update
and delete needed files
        I want as small of a .svn directory as possible

I'm fairly certain that this functionality is currently not present, but I think there are
many installations where this would be valuable.

I'd like to create an enhancement request, but according to the website it was recommended
that I post to this mailing list first.

Pristine files do not exist solely so you can edit files.  It is convenient they exist so
that you can diff your changes or revert your changes without needing to contact the server,
or even be online, but obviously those commands could be made to use the server for that and
simply require a connection when no pristine is available.

The main reason the pristine files exist is so that the client and server can exchange deltas
with each other and minimize network traffic.  This is just as true for update as it is for
commit.  One of the original mantra's for the 1.0 release was "disk is cheap, network is expensive".

There is an existing request in the system for making these files optional:

There is also an existing request for storing the pristine files in compressed format:


Mark Phippard

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