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Re: Subversion Vision and Roadmap Proposal

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 23:24:27 +0100

On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 11:04 PM, Alexey Neyman <stilor_at_att.net> wrote:

> Yet, one the core features for a centralized VCS is postponed once again:
> =====================
> 1.8: repository-dictated configuration
> =====================
> Even CVS had the ability to (a) customize keyword expansion and (b) provide
> custom log message templates. These features, as far as I remember, were
> first
> targeted as "pre-1.0" and are postponed ever since.

Well, this feature has only been postponed because nobody has written it
yet. Many of us would welcome patches which implement this, would you like
to work on it? (Or, alternatively, provide development resources within
your organization to help make this feature a reality?)

The more practical reason why is is being postponed is two-fold: firstly, we
need a better data storage model to handle the information the repository
sends down, beyond just log message templates and such. This requires
WC-NG, which itself is a major undertaking and is currently the prime
feature for 1.7. The second reason is related to the first: if we included
this (or any other wc-ng-dependent feature) in 1.7, it would only delay it
farther, which wouldn't do *anybody* any good. So, repos-dictated config is
probably going to be a little while longer, but you can still help speed up
the process.

Received on 2010-04-11 00:24:56 CEST

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