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Re: svn checkpoint: r27139 - checkpoints

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-10-12 06:31:43 CEST

What's the standard for checkpoints? Do we explicitly state that the checkpoint
was merged into the trunk with a simple log message indicating the source of the
merge or do we log the merge into trunk as an original commit?

Given that checkpoints don't have to have properly formed log messages, I think
the later would be better. You probably don't want people to have to review the
individual commits in the checkpoints since they may be lower quality.

BTW, I've checkpointed the relative externals code. I want to give it one more
pass and spit-and-shine on it so it's for trunk.


C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> mailer.py on svn.collab.net has been tweaked to, for commits which touch
> this checkpoints directory:
> Use 'svn checkpoint' instead of 'svn commit' in the subject line
> Suppress all diffs
> Suppress all ViewVC URLs
> (This mail was a test re-generation of the commit mail for r27139.)
> glasser@tigris.org wrote:
>> Author: glasser
>> Date: Thu Oct 11 19:06:44 2007
>> New Revision: 27139
>> Log:
>> While Subversion's branches are lightweight, there's some social
>> overhead involved in making a new branch in /branches in our
>> repository. It's not something you want to do for quickly
>> checkpointing half-written code: after all, every commit sends out
>> mail, and you don't want to waste other developer's time reviewing
>> patches you know are unfinished.
>> On the other hand, if the commit messages were turned off (or
>> redirected to a different mailing list that only the most paranoid
>> developers were on), the repository would be a great place for
>> committers to checkpoint big patches. So let's just make a separate
>> directory for "below the radar" branches: /checkpoints.
>> (This idea seemed good to some of us on IRC.)
>> Note that you shouldn't actually use this until somebody changes the
>> mailer hooks.
>> Added:
>> checkpoints/
>> checkpoints/README
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