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Re: Subversion 1.5 issues blocking RC1

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 13:37:32 -0400

Just another follow-up.

On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 9:05 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> > 2) Mergeinfo API.
> >
> > a) As Bert and Stefan have pointed out, the new API can be pretty
> > slow. The new API is good, they just have a valid case for leaving
> > the "old" API in place rather than remove it. I have to say we had a
> > few instances in the JavaHL tests where it the old API was more
> > appropriate. For example, sometimes you just want to check that there
> > is mergeinfo, you do not care so much about the details. The log
> > based approach is too heavy for this.
> Bert posted a patch for this. I know we will need to update JavaHL to
> put back our equivalent API.
> > b) Likely bug in the new API. It appears that the new API only works
> > when TARGET is a WC. The old API also supported a URL. We had to
> > change the JavaHL tests because of this. At the time, I thought this
> > was OK, but now realize it is probably a bug. If nothing else, the
> > error message has to be better.
> >
> > Mike Pilato, can you look at these?

These issues are now DONE and proposed for backport.

> > 6) I think I found a bug in log -g when the item has been renamed:
> > http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2008-04/0235.shtml
> > I think we could fix this later, but it needs to be looked at.
> >
> > Hyrum, do you have any time to look at this?
> >
> >
> > I think restoring and fixing the mergeinfo API is probably the biggest
> > blocker on this list, especially since it bleeds into the bindings
> > which need to catch up. Hopefully we can tackle this list quickly and
> > get the RC1 wrapped up.
> So, great progress already. It seems like we just need to finalize on
> the mergeinfo API stuff and we are good to go. Unless someone was
> going to try to tackle the log -g problem today.

So really all that is left to do is to backport the items in status,
and possibly look at this log -g stuff, and then we are good to go for

Mark Phippard
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