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Re: svn commit: r919460 - filtering svn patch targets

From: Joe Swatosh <joe.swatosh_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 23:12:38 -0800

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 1:45 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 03:11:06AM +0100, Neels J Hofmeyr wrote:
>> Stefan Sperling wrote:
>> >>> What is not possible (without adding the --include-pattern option)

>
> It does. You can manually revert the edits 'svn patch' made to the file.
> Whether this is feasible or not really depends on the kind of modifications
> the user and the patch are making. But it seems to me like the tortoise
> GUI was designed around the assumption that users will often want to
> apply only parts of patches at file-level granularity. I don't believe
> that this is what people do in reality, so I'm questioning this GUI
> design because it has repercussions on the svn patch API.
> (I didn't really think about this before working on fixing #3434
> unfortunately.)
>

Speaking up as a user of TortoiseSVN here, I use this several times a
week at work. Despite Stefan K's protestations, I encouraged him some
time back to get involved in this because without dinking with line
endings and other nonsense TortoiseSVN is by far the best way I've
found to apply patches on Windows.

While I have no skin in the development game, "svn patch" is a feature
that I'm very excited about using in the future.

--
Joe
Received on 2010-03-13 08:13:14 CET

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