[evs] Current Status

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Mon Feb 12 18:53:51 GMT 2007

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Tony Hoyle wrote:

>> OTOH, currently the (missing) numbers reveal that someone has deleted
>> revisions. This wouldn't be obvious anymore, so there should be some
>> record of deleted revisions left. 
> The vfs doesn't support revision deletion at all at the moment ('delete'
> merely marks an object as deleted from that moment - no data is lost,
> and there's no option to change historical revisions at all)  and I'm
> not entirely sure it should - tends to go against the use of version
> control. 
> Of course there's nothing to stop someone writing an SQL script to do it
> provided they didn't break the integrity of the data. 
> Since different schemes can be used for the deltas (it's pluggable) for
> the large file problem you could write one that stored them somewhere
> else rather than the database, if it was needed. 

FWIW, I regularly delete revisions on some files. These are large binaries,
and after some time, most of the revisions are not necessary anymore and
just take up unnecessary space. I'd miss that feature. I don't know how
easy it would be to delete them from the SQL database without breaking
anything (neither the integrity of the database, nor of the remaining


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