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Re: [INCOMPLETE-DIRECTORIES] Needs attention

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2006-12-29 05:37:45 CET

On 12/28/06, Madan U S <madan@collab.net> wrote:
> This is a heads-up on my plans wrt incomplete-directories. Suggestions,
> comments(, volunteers ;) welcome. It would be great if a full-time committer
> can sign-up with me on this.

I will try to carve out some time in the next two weeks (at least) to
reviewing any patches you have on this. If I get lucky, I'll have
time to do more than review and might help out with the coding. =)

> 1. The depth-states as discussed in the svn dev summit (depth-empty,
> depth-files, depth-immediates, depth-infinity) is only in documentation -
> not implemented yet
> 2. Work is pending on 'feature complete' with the current depth
> implementation - Please refer to the README.branch, section 5 (Current
> Status) for details.
> 3. Decisions on items like client-server interoperability have not yet
> been discussed exhaustively.
> 4. The tests are failing. Mostly untested over ra_dav.
>
> Am planning to get started by fixing the tests in accordance with the
> existing code. There are two steps as I visualize this happening:
>
> - Fix tests to pass over local, svn and dav (in that order)
> - Write new depth tests for the desired implementation (with XFAIL) - I
> think it is very important to have a test driven feature branch. This way,
> even if am not able to focus on the code tomorrow, a newcomer will know what
> the expected behavior of the feature is, over yet-to-be-implemented
> features.
>
> Further steps would be tackling steps 1, 2, 3 above.
>
> Pasted below are the tests that fail for me over ra_local on this
> branch - just to give you an idea of how much needs to be done, in hopes of
> enticing volunteers to start cracking down on the failures ;)

This sounds like a good starting plan. -- justin

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