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Re: Proposal for a new exporter tool

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 12:54:23 -0400

On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
<artagnon_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> I have recently developed a new svn_editor_t editor for Subversion
> that uses the replay API to generate a dumpfile v3 over the network
> on-the-fly (without touching the filesystem except for some temporary
> files). I initially started building the tool to merge it into the
> git.git tree and link it to a "remote helper" tool to allow Git to
> seamlessly import Subversion history as part of a Google Summer of
> Code project. I later figured that the tool would be useful to both
> SVN server admins to generate backups and other VCS developers; my
> current plan is to get it merged it into git.git, and then (if it's a
> good idea) get it merged into the Subversion tree and remove it from
> git.git. As an added bonus, it currently performs significantly better
> than `svnsync` because it doesn't need to touch the filesystem or
> apply any deltas.

Since it uses the RA layers, how does this interact with authz rules?
Does it respect any authz that has been established, just as svnsync
does?

How about adding a pre-* hook so that an administrator could disable
this? There might be some administrators that would want to disable
this.

Other than that, it sounds cool and like it would be a nice way to
setup a replica of an existing repository that is subsequently
maintained by svnsync. IOW, rather than use svnsync to grab those
first 100,000 revisions, you could use this tool and then use svnsync
going forward to sync future commits as they happen.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
Received on 2010-07-07 18:55:50 CEST

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