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From Bruce Atherton <>
Subject Re: Default excludes and Subversion on Windows
Date Tue, 22 Aug 2006 00:20:15 GMT
Steve Loughran wrote:
> Kev Jackson wrote:
>> On 19 Aug 2006, at 02:06, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>>> On Fri, 18 Aug 2006, Jan Materne <> wrote:
>>>> If we reject automatically handling _svn directories (as a "hack" as
>>>> said by svn-people), we should document it in the manual of
>>>> <defaultexcludes> and svn-antlib with a reference (and a quotation)
>>>> of the svn statement.
>>> I was under the impression that consensus was forming around adding
>>> _svn/ to the default excludes unconditionally, not rejecting the idea.
>> I think we should add it and document it in big bold letters!  If it 
>> truly is the only way that projects can use svn effectively, 
>> then I suppose we need to support it, but we should warn that if you 
>> have a 'normal' directory that happens to be called _svn you could 
>> experience strange behaviour
>> Regardless of what we do, we need to decide so that it can go into 
>> the release, therefore:
>> Default excludes to include the ASP.Net hack _svn directory for the 
>> release of Ant 1.7.0 + svn antlib, and documentation to be updated to 
>> reflect this change
> +1
> we could leave it to <defaultexcludes>, but that relies on the build 
> file author to get the exclusion list right, which means knowing that 
> they will be built on windows and that on some versions of SVN the dir 
> becomes _svn. Way too unlikely.
+1. What he said.

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