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

From: Alan Barrett <apb_at_cequrux.com>
Date: 2006-01-16 15:38:36 CET

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Julian Foad wrote:
> >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.

At present, that's true. Under your proposed new regime, copying
svn:date properties will not be allowed if that would cause the dates
to become out of order, and that will happen very often when people use
svk mirrors in the usual way. (Just mirror multiple remote repositories
into different subtrees of a single local repository, or keep a local
branch in the same repository as a mirrored branch, and wait long enough
between sync operations to allow interleaved commits to happen.)

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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