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Re: svnsquash has grown new capabilities

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 15:28:37 -0400

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 3:21 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> wrote:
> "Eric S. Raymond" <esr_at_thyrsus.com> writes:
>> My problem is this.  The script is no longer a casual hack with
>> just enough substance to belong in a contrib directory - I'm probably
>> going to write some actual unit tests for it tonight.  But it's also not
>> large enough, or separable enough from Subversion-as-it-is, that I
>> feel it makes sense to ship it as a standalone project.
>> Your advice is solicited.
> Being in contrib/ doesn't mean "casual hack".  It just means "maintained
> by a contributor", i.e., the Subversion project is distributing it along
> with Subversion but not taking any responsibility for it.  So IMHO
> leaving it in contrib is the best course.  Giving it unit tests is fine.

If there are several files, then it is probably worthy of a
sub-directory in contrib as we have done for other tools. Something
like contrib/server-side/svncutter

Then a README and the tests etc. can all go into that folder.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2009-10-07 21:28:41 CEST

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