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RE: Wrong date/time in "svn log" output

From: Brandt, Servatius <Servatius.Brandt_at_fujitsu-siemens.com>
Date: 2005-12-06 17:45:47 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> I don't think this is a Subversion bug, because it doesn't call
> GetTickCount() anywhere at all. I think it is more likely a bug in
> Cygwin's "unix translation" layer. My suspicion is that Subversion
> calls the APR time functions to get the current system time, then APR
> calls the standard unix time functions, and then Cygwin translates the
> unix call into a windows GetTickCount().

I see. I'll explain this to Corinna Vinschen, maybe she can fix this in

> How about this: don't run an svn server under cygwin. There's
> absolutely no reason to use cygwins hack-y "translation" layer when
> true, 100% native windows binaries are available. Sure, cygwin is
> generally convenient, and so is the 'native' cygwin svn client. But
> for something as important as a server process, I wouldn't trust
> cygwin any farther than I can throw it.

Accepted. I set up the Cygwin server for two reasons: I wanted to use
the pysvn bindings which are much simpler than the Python bindings that
come with Subversion and I needed a system to compile it (Cygwin). This
approach didn't work very well, and now I'm using pre-commit-check.py as
a starting point for my pre-commit validations. Second reason was not
to have to do MSDOS .bat file programming. Since we will move our
repository to a different server in a few days, that well be an
opportunity to change to the native Windows binary.


Currently, hook scripts on Windows are invoked as pre-commit.bat or
pre-commit.exe but nothing else (example for pre-commit). Could this
be changed to a Windows-like behaviour? Instead of trying just ".bat"
and ".exe", each extension listed in the $PATHEXT should be tried. The
Windows cmd.exe works this way.

Hook scripts could then be written as pre-commit.py with ".PY" added to
$PATHEXT for instance, allowing the hook script to be written in Python
in this case.

Oh, I noticed that svnserve is started with an empty environment, so
the PATHEXT approach wouldn't work, but what about an option

        svnserve --pathext ".bat;.exe;.py" .....


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