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Re: Date ordering of revisions [was: fsfs bug in commit timestamps?]

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2006-01-16 15:12:32 CET

Alan Barrett wrote:
[description of some of SVK's operation]


> Yes, the date issues with svk mirrors are essentially the same as with
> the "svnadmin load" situation.

>>I don't envisage "-r{DATE}" operating on anything but "svn:date" which
>>is (in my proposal) guaranteed ordered. Any other date properties
>>(e.g. "original" commit dates to previous repositories, which may be
>>multiple) are just more metadata, and if you want special facilities
>>for searching them, that's a separate enhancement request, like the
>>extended property-search revision-set facility that I mentioned
> When I mirror a remote repository, commits spread over several years in
> the remote repository can end up spread over a few minutes in the local
> mirror. If -r{DATE} can't do what I want, then I'd like some equally
> convenient syntax to refer to the original dates.

When you mirror a repository, there is no reason not to copy its existing
"svn:date" properties, so they won't be compressed into a few minutes, so
"-r{DATE}" can do what you want.

- Julian

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Received on Mon Jan 16 16:15:54 2006

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