[bzr-svn] track specific directories only

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Fri Oct 17 13:46:49 BST 2008


within a Subversion repository my work is limited to a specific
sub-directory, say the top-level directory "manual".  With Subversion I
can checkout this specific directory,

  svn co url/trunk/manual

and don't have to "pull" changes that take place in other (probably high
traffic) top-level directories.

The reason I don't want to see other peoples non-manual related changes
is that I have a narrow band dial-up connection.  Since with Subversion
I can't work off-line, I'm interested in tracking the repository via Bazaar.

So my question is, can bzr-svn track specific directories to minimize
traffic?  To my understanding, the answer is no, but I'd love to be
proven wrong.  What I have found in the docs is that for bzr-svn a
subversion server v1.5 is recommended (currently it's v1.4.3) and bzr
can do lightweight checkouts.  However, I can't see how both would help
solving my problem.  BTW, doing a full checkout only once would be OK.
Can Bazaar & bzr-svn do what I'm looking for?

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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