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Re: New "svn version" command [was: Subversion 1.2.0 ReleaseCandidate 1 released.]

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-04-08 16:26:13 CEST

Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 13:49 +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
>> Branko ─îibej wrote:
>>> Julian Foad wrote:
>>>> It's not too late. Please rip it out, and propose the reversion for
>>>> back-port into 1.2.0. I forsee at least you, me, Max and Greg voting
>>>> it through.
>>>
>>> Could you do that please? I'll have my hands full with other things for
>>> the next several days, and won't have time to test the change, but I
>>> don't want to extend the 1.2 release schedule.
>>>
>>> Consider this a +1 from me for removing "svn version" from both trunk
>>> and 1.2 branch.
>>
>> Done in r14037, and proposed for back-port to 1.2.0. Please test and
>> vote!
>
> Oy. Is it really necessary to rip this completely out? I think it's
> useful, especially if we, as Ben Reser pointed out, implement
>
> svn version URL
>
> In addition, I saw no consensus on removing it. Aside from Julian and
> Branko, I saw no other +1's on ripping it out (Although you surmised
> that greg and maxb would). Can't we just:
>
> 1. Fix the bug where 'svn version foo' acts like 'svn help foo'
> 2. Add 'version' to the 'svn help' output
>
> and then later we can implement 'svn version URL' at our leisure.
>
> I'm -0.9 on removing it.

Since I'm being speculated upon, I guess I should offer my opinion :-)

IMO, this situation is identical to the "svn:keywords canonicalization" one.
We have a new feature, which is broken.
Reverting it is an improvement over not reverting it, but fixing it would be
an improvement over both.

The issue is, the fix would require new ra_svn and ra_dav methods. Which is
a fairly big thing to backport.
Thoughts?

Max.

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