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Re: logging: mod_dav_svn proof of concept

From: David Wilson <dw_at_botanicus.net>
Date: 2005-08-12 10:58:42 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>> setting SVN-REVISION to the repository version (post-commits) would
>> also be really handy.

> Why? So that the svn logfile can write "username commit REVNUM"
> instead of "username commit"?

> I'm skeptical we need that information in the svn logfile. The
> repository itself is already recording commits in extreme detail. You
> can run 'svn log' to see absolutely everything you'd ever want to know
> about any write action. As Greg Hudson pointed out earlier, the main
> problem we're trying to solve here is to get records of *read* operations.

How about inverting that? Make SVN-REVISION available for checkouts and
suchlike, where knowing which revision a user has checked out might come
in handy in a few different scenarios - tech support, auditing, etc.

I don't care much about SVN-REVISION for commits (I would follow your
line of thinking), but I think it would be very handy for checkouts and


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