My project is under version control with SVN. Although SVN is very usefull, it generates a lot of files, and sometimes this makes the performance bad.
Take for instance Zend_Translate. I use Qt to handle all translations. Qt will scan a given directory for all translation files, and so it will also scan all .svn directories.
resources.translate.data = APPLICATION_PATH "/locale"
resources.translate.adapter = Qt
resources.translate.options.scan = directory
While debugging my application, I discovered a very useful option to ignore all .svn directories:
resources.translate.options.ignore = ".svn"
Very useful option.
Off course it is possible to add more directories or files to ignore.