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Re: Custom keywords, issue #890

From: Vlad Skvortsov <vss_at_73rus.com>
Date: 2006-10-03 22:29:25 CEST

Garrett Rooney wrote:

>>
>> [autoprops-set-freebsd]
>> FreeBSD = %r
>>
>> [repository-freebsd]
>> # Any of these URLs match.
>> url = https://svn.freebsd.org/
>> url = svn://svn-freebsd.lan/
>> # ... in conjunction with any of these paths within repository.
>> path = /main
>> path = /another-subtree/project-a
>> # Use this autoprops setting for the match.
>> autoprops = autoprops-set-freebsd
>>
>> The problem here is that pre-commit hook and clients' autoprops settings
>> need to be kept in sync. The proper way to solve this for a long term
>> seems to be to configure that on server side and let clients discover
>> the settings.
>
>
> A solution to which is yet another case where iprops would be nice...

True.

>> However, in the meanwhile it is possible to solve the problem at hand
>> without both iprops and "server-side autoprops".
>
>
> Sure, possibly, but it's a kindof half-assed solution, just like the
> current autoprops stuff is. Now, that's not to say that I'd object to
> a well done half-assed solution, as long as it doesn't keep us from
> implementing a better one sometime down the road.

Half-assed solution *now* is better than proper solution *never*, isn't it?

I think having quick solution will benefit in:
1) setting Subversion ahead of competition for such projects as *BSDs,
which is a good publicity;
2) better understaning of the problem at hand, to craft better proper
solution.

-- 
Vlad Skvortsov, vss_at_73rus.com, http://vss.73rus.com
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