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Re: Stop creating mergeinfo on COPY (was: Problems reintegrating the issue-2843-dev branch)

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 18:06:24 +0300

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 5:50 PM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 7:10 PM, Paul Burba <ptburba_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Stopping all the WC-to-WC production of needless explicit mergeinfo
>> would go a longggg way to avoiding this, but that doesn't help those
>> (including us) with lots of historical subtree mergeinfo. More and
>> more I think that copy and move (all, not just WC-to-WC) should never
>> produce mergeinfo on the destination *unless* the source has it. It
>> can't be worse than what we deal with now...
> I propose we just do this ... now. Let's just rip this code out of WC
> to WC copy. Do not create mergeinfo when copying stuff. Forget about
> making it smarter, let's just stop doing it. The problems we have
> created by doing this are far worse than the theoretical problems we
> could prevent by getting it right.
+1! This will be significant improvements for a LOT of users. Just had
conversion with one Subversion user ended with automatically cleanup
ALL svn:mergeinfo excluding only top level trunk directory.

Ivan Zhakov
VisualSVN Team
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