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RE: [ANN] SVN::Pusher version 0.01

From: Gerald Richter <richter_at_ecos.de>
Date: 2005-08-11 14:00:13 CEST


Also you have tried to explain much, I did't really get the difference
between SVN::Push and SVN::Pusher.

Could you please explain it to me?

What are the side effects you were talking about?



> SVN::Pusher version 0.01 was released:
> http://search.cpan.org/dist/SVN-Pusher/
> SVN::Pusher is a Perl module and an accompanying command line program
> (svn-pusher) that can propagate changesets between two
> (possibly remote) URLs of Subversion repositories.
> Grab it from a CPAN mirror near you.
> That's it for the announcement.
> -----------------
> Now for some long and boring history:
> SVN::Pusher has quite a long history. After asking clkao a
> while ago whether one can propagate changesets from one
> repository to another, and he gave me some general
> guidelines, I started writing it as a Perl command line
> program called "svn-push". However, I encountered some
> problems and since the C API was more documented, and the
> people on #svn were most familiar with it, I eventually
> implemented it in C. It then worked, with one glaring bug of
> merging several consecutive changesets into one. I then
> neglected working on it.
> While I wasn't watching someone published a module SVN::Push on CPAN:
> http://search.cpan.org/dist/SVN-Push/
> However, this module (which has a command line program called
> "svnpush") acted as a Repository-Access-layer replacement for
> SVN::Mirror, and as such had several other side-effects than
> just propagating changesets.
> I decided to convert SVN::Push into a module called
> SVN::Pusher which will do the same thing as the C-based
> svn-push only being written in Perl, allow for more
> flexibility in the code and possible future extensions. I
> started doing the conversion some months ago (can't remember
> exactly when) but encountered some problem, and neglected it.
> A few days ago, I returned to it, was able to resolve the
> initial problem and encountered some new ones. By the aid of
> perl -d, gdb, the good people on the IRC, and the Subversion
> documentation, I was able to resolve all remaining problems.
> Part of the problem was that SVN::Push did many things differently.
> The code was working, but its internals were still
> ill-adapted to the task.
> Two days ago, I cleaned up the code, adapted everything to be
> SVN::Pusher-centric instead of SVN::Push-centric and uploaded
> it to CPAN.
> So now we have:
> * svn-push (the old C program)
> * SVN::Push or SVN-Push (the Perl module that emulated SVN::Mirror)
> * svnpush (its command line client)
> * SVN::Pusher or SVN-Pusher (the Perl module that implements
> svn-push in Perl)
> * svn-pusher (its command line client)
> * svk push (a sub-command of svk)
> * svn push (maybe - in the distant future, when distributed
> repositories will be implemented in the Subversion core. )
> Now I should try conveying this text to someone on the phone,
> and see if we get back the same result. We can use Subversion
> (or one of its "push"
> clients) to check...
> Regards,
> Shlomi Fish
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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> Homepage: http://www.shlomifish.org/
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> for closures is Evil with one of those gigantic E's you can
> find at the beginning of paragraphs.
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