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Re: Mac OS X "resource fork" support

From: Eric Gorr <mailist_at_ericgorr.net>
Date: 2005-08-13 16:34:47 CEST

> Paul Sturm wrote:
>> I would like to volunteer to implement support for Mac OS X "resource
>> forks".

There is no need to add a feature which solely supports Mac resource
forks, which is a good thing since it should never happen. As I
understand it, Resource forks are now fully within the POSIX xattr
(extended attributes for files) standard - at least starting with MacOSX
10.4. So, if subversion supported xattrs, support resource forks would
simply be apart of this and would have applications far beyond simple
resource forks and likely increasingly useful on all platforms
Subversion runs on - including Windows.

>> So my first question is, is anyone already doing this?

As far as I know, noone is working on adding xattr support.

The aspect that makes implementing xattr support a bit easier is that
there is apparently a 1-1 mapping with the subversion file properties

Search the archives for xattr for a little more information.

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