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From Stefan Sperling <s...@apache.org>
Subject Re: UNS: SVN not usable on a Mac (#2464)
Date Sat, 04 Aug 2012 11:23:16 GMT
On Thu, Jul 07, 2011 at 04:21:33PM +0200, Andreas Krey wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Jul 2011 11:14:13 +0000, Vitus Piroutz wrote:
> ...
> > PS.: i think i have to try Git next.
> 
> As of git 1.7.2 you won't get lucky. From a software point of view MacOS
> behaves seriously annoying here. (For git it even has consequences for
> the way the checksums are computed.) A stat on the composed file name
> still works (arguably correctly) even though the decomposed name shows
> up in directory listings and thus in 'git status' as untracked file.

It's been almost a year, and interestingly, git is now starting to tackle
this problem:
http://repo.or.cz/w/git.git/commit/76759c7dff53e8c84e975b88cb8245587c14c7ba

The commit message makes no mention of potential compatibility issues
with existing repositories. I wonder how they plan to deal with paths
that are stored in decomposed form in existing repositories. Maybe this
is not an issue for git for some reason? Maybe they'll let users run into
issues and then fix them? Maybe their dynamic rename detection makes this
less of an issue than it is for Subversion?

I've Cc'd Thorsten in case he wants to share his thoughts on this
(see http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2464
for context).

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