On 24/10/2007, George Stein <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 10/22/07, Ron Wilson wrote:
> > On 10/22/07, George Stein <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > We would like to implement simple life cycles with Subversion. Our
> > > first idea was to use properties. To support this conveniently we
> > > would like to see them in the Repo-Browser as additional columns.
> > I have thought on this myself many times over the past several months.
> > Seems to me that this would require user defined "Revision Properties"
> > (aka "Transaction Properties") to be supported in SVN itself.
> > Unfortunately, AFIAK, user defined revision properties are not
> > supported.
> > To my thinking, this is required because each revision would have its
> > own life cycle: When Commited, the life cyc state would be
> > "Development". Later, the state of a given revision could be advanced
> > as it progresses through the various integration, testing and QA
> > procedures.
> > If you used ordinary SVN properties, you would be affecting the
> > "forward" state - ie, each state change would be a new revision in
> > itself. This could work if you could live with tracking life cycle ona
> > branch-by-branch basis. Example: Development team makes a release into
> > a new branch. Then the branch's life cycle state could be updated
> > without affecting the main development (on the trunk and/or other
> > banches) or even other release branches.
> But then you would have transaction based properties. In our case we
> would prefer to define properties on directories or even files. Thus
> we could distinguish between separate life cycles in one project
> independent from the transactions.
> To track down the different life cycles in time it would be even
> necessary to create new revisions. So this would argue for ordinary
Is it possible to display custom properties in the repo browser (not
needed in explorer)? The repo browser always has delays anyway, so
adding more user-defined delays would not be that noticeable. Also,
hasn't subversion improved the property access in 1.5?
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