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Re: Parseable tracking of code contributions.

From: David James <james82_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-15 16:38:12 CEST

Why force committers to keep track of who commented on their proposal?
We could easily write a script to extract this information from the
mailing list, based on who commented on the patch proposal.

I tried to manually write a list of who contributed to this proposal,
and I found that it is a bit labor-intensive and error-prone. It'd
save us all a lot of work if we wrote a script to do this. If we used
a script, we could also add links to the individual threads so you can
follow the discussion.

Submitted by:
  kfogel@collab.net <kfogel@collab.net>

Review by:
  C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
  Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net>
  nick vajberg <nickvajberg@yahoo.dk>
  Duane Griffin <d.griffin@psenterprise.com>
  Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net>
  Daniel Berlin <dberlin@dberlin.org>
  John Belmonte <john@neggie.net>
  David James <james82@gmail.com>

Cheers,

David

On 7/15/05, John Belmonte <john@neggie.net> wrote:
> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > Duane Griffin <d.griffin@psenterprise.com> writes:
> >
> >>On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 16:44 -0500, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> >>
> >>>Let's use a parseable format in log messages, for recording code
> >>>contributions, analysis, and review.
> >>
> >>In an ideal world, wouldn't it be better to record those sort of things
> >>in revision properties? It would have all sorts of benefits which I
> >>guess are pretty obvious to people here. My understanding is that
> >>limitations in the svn interface make it hard to use revision
> >>properties, but perhaps those could be addressed?
> >
> > The benefits of using revision properties other than svn:log are not
> > obvious to me, at least; whereas the advantages of using svn:log are
> > -- the data shows up in 'svn log' output! :-)
>
> I think it's unfortunate that custom properties are not used in the
> Subversion repo. If you had tried to use them a while back, I bet we
> would already have essential features like being able to set commit-time
> revision properties from the command line, being able to display a given
> set of custom revisions properties in svn log, automatic merging of file
> properties, and being able to revert file contents and file properties
> independently of each other. If these aren't pain spots for you, then
> you aren't relying on custom properties.
>
> --Regards, John
>
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