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Re: svn commit: r26495 - in trunk: subversion/libsvn_client subversion/tests/cmdline www/merge-tracking

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-09-12 02:35:52 CEST

"Mark Phippard" <markphip@gmail.com> writes:
> I pushed Dan in the current direction (although it was not hard). The
> feeling is that the current need to contact the repository stinks,
> with our without the -g. It is just too ugly to be the default. We
> decided to do it using -g to make sure that "working code" is in
> place. But the idea was that what this particularly feature really
> needs is a redesign where it does not need to contact the repository
> (defer the mergeinfo or just not need it). Dan and Karl discussed
> some ideas. They think implementing it is doable, but right now it is
> just an unknown amount of effort. So anyway, the feeling was that
> making this behavior the default was just not a good idea.

FWIW, I think contacting the repository should be the default too.
Yes, it stinks, but it doesn't stink as much as mergeinfo ever not
working right by default.

I'd like to find a way to avoid the need to contact the repository,
via inheritable mergeinfo prop data. But that may not happen in time
for 1.5.

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