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Re: [RFC] source repository at Apache

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:20:48 +0000

Fabien Coelho wrote:
> A migration is being planned, which could limit its effect to moving the
> repos from one server to another, and as we're not changing the tool it
> could be pretty painless.
>
> Instead of that, it is going to be a full renumbering, possibly some
> renaming, and breaking every reference inside and outside of the project,
> for an added value which is still eluding me.

The way I see it is yes, it will be a pain, but it is good for us to
experience at least the amount of pain that we expect many of our users
will (~have to) experience in their real use of Subversion. The idea (to
me) is that this will encourage us to make Subversion better at handling
this sort of real-life change, and become less blasé about telling users
that they can and should just cope with this sort of change without
better support from us.

For example, after we did a mass white-space change throughout our
repository a few years ago, we fairly swiftly implemented a "svn blame"
option to ignore whitespace changes.

- Julian

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