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Re: [PROPOSAL] Project meta-data in subversion repositories

From: Martin Furter <mf_at_rola.ch>
Date: 2006-09-12 01:18:06 CEST

On Sun, 10 Sep 2006, Chia-liang Kao wrote:

> To allow high-level applications create "projects" and
> "branches or tags within project", in the location by an agreed and
> configurable convention. This would also allow hook scripts, such as
> those preventing modification of /tags, to be written more portably.
> Property "svn:project:<projectname>" on '/', containing a spec like:
> [path]
> trunk = /path/to/trunk
> branches = /path/to/branches
> tags = /path/to/tags
> hooks = /path/to/hooks
> [address]
> admin = admin@host.org
> commit_url = svn+ssh://svn.host.org/project
> public_url = svn://svn.host.org/project
> There should be a list of standard names of commonly used meta-data,
> including at least those listed above. None of these meta-data should be
> mandatory.
> Where to put the property:
> * Versioned property on '/',
> - Pros: Versioned.
> - Cons: Requiring read access on '/' to make use of the meta data.
Requires a checkout of '/'. Afaik propset and propedit do not accept
URL's. So this seems to not be an option.

> * Unversioned property on r0
> - Pros: Works out-of-box with repository that has acl.
> - Cons: Unversioned.

* Files in '/svn_repos_config/' ?
  - Pros: Versioned, easy to copy or merge, integrates with authz.
  - Cons: Needs a toplevel directory in the repos.

> Personally I'd prefer the r0 one, as versioning such properly is
> actually not so interesting, while having the properties more
> accessible would make it easier to build applications on it.

Have you also thought about repos reorganisation? At the moment I don't
see anything that could break, it should be possible to find old deleted
branches/tags by looking up the log of the branches/tags dirs.

Just my 2 cents.


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