Thoughts on Chapter 8

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at
Sun Feb 25 15:04:54 CST 2007

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
>> Looks really good.  I only have one nit and one complaint:
>> Nit: in "Repository Access Layer", the svn --version is *ancient*.
>> Can we update that a bit?
> Heheh.  Sure thing.


>> Complaint: The section "Inside the Working Copy Administrative Area"
>> feels really weird after the code samples.  After we discussed the
>> client lib, I really wanted to see *something* about the wc lib, but
>> we jumped right into the code samples, and then at the very end we
>> have a mention of the admin area.  I think it could be a lot clearer
>> if we went:
>> -...
>> -client lib
>> -wc lib
>> -wc admin area
>> - code samples
>> -fin

I didn't add a "wc lib" section because there isn't a "client lib"
section.  There's a "Client Layer" section, which does talk about
working copy management.  But I *did* move the "Inside the WC Admin
Area" section to just between the exposition of the layers and the code
samples (which are now last in the chapter).

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at>

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