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Re: cvs2svn: charset handling and keywords

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-05-05 18:47:33 CEST

Bernd Sokolowsky <bernd.sokolowsky@epost.de> writes:
> 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.

I think there's an issue filed for this.

> 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.

Good idea -- can you file a feature request for it?

> 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.

Hmmm. There were reasons, but perhaps we should also support
"Revision" (forgot about legacy data, maybe). Can you file an issue
about that? It may have to be post-1.0, but it's worth not

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


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