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searchable revprops?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-05-15 16:00:01 CEST

For years now, people have been criticizing Subversion for telling
users to go ahead and invent new revprops, but then discovering that
revprops aren't searchable. "What's the point of all this cool
metadata, if I can't even execute a query like 'show me all revisions
written by a specific author?'"

IIRC, our response has always been, "yeah, you're right, someday we
should build revprop indices on the server for this."

It occurred to me that now that we unconditionally require sqlite in
the repository, it would be really trivial to implement this feature.
If sqlite is indexing revprops, it would be pretty easy to add a new
RA interface to "return all revisions where revpropname matches
revpropvalue".

I certainly don't want to distract from our focus on merge-tracking,
but if anyone is hungry for a relatively easy and fun project... this
seems like a great opportunity. Some real low-hanging fruit!

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