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cvs2svn: charset handling and keywords

From: Bernd Sokolowsky <bernd.sokolowsky_at_epost.de>
Date: 2003-05-05 17:33:24 CEST


here are a couple of short remarks about the cvs2svn utility:
(N.B.: I use the subversion 0.21 binaries for debian/woody)

1. charset issue

When the CVS file contains non-ASCII characters, the conversion will
fail with a message like that:

   UnicodeError: ASCII decoding error: ordinal not in range(128)

cvssvn has to be called with the --encoding=ENC option. For one,
this option is not mentioned in the manpage. Second, the error message
could be a bit more helpful.

2. CVS keywords

It would be nice if cvs2svn would be able to check for CVS keywords
(in non-binary files) and issue appropriate svn propset commands.
Perhaps this would be optional.

3. Revision keyword

Is there a compelling reason to rename the Revision keyword to "Rev"?
I used this keyword in many files and have to adapt them all, because
"$Revision: xyz$" is not expanded any more.

But anyway: Subversion is pretty cool and definately usable. I love it.

Bye, Bernd.

Bernd Sokolowsky @ home
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