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Re: Will subversion participate in Google Summer of Code 2010?

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 15:27:25 +0100

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 10:09:57PM +0100, Daniel Näslund wrote:
> 1) svn patch should use git diff format
> ----------------------------------------

I'd totally mentor this.

> 2) Subversion should provide merge tools for dealing with xml or latex
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> XML and LaTeX both is not purely linebased. One item may span multiple
> rows and using the usual merge algorithm often (I say often, though I've
> never tried to merge xml or latex files) gives us the wrong result.
> Since atleast xml-files are very common I'm suspecting there is a use
> case for a merge tool.

Subversion does not care about content.
IMO This project should rather be about making an external merge tool
that integrates nicely with svn.

> 3) svn patch queues
> --------------------
> Ok, maybe it needs a stable WC-NG but we're working hard on that and by
> summer there's a good chance we're there. I would really like to have
> this one.

+1 from me.
But I think Greg has ideas about offline commits which would make patch
queues superfluous. Also starting this with the current state of WC-NG
is probably a waste of time.

Received on 2010-03-01 15:28:13 CET

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