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Re: svnrdump: The BIG update

From: Ramkumar Ramachandra <artagnon_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 21:39:05 +0530

Hi Daniel,

Daniel Shahaf writes:
> Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 12:17:34 +0530:
> > > > The dump functionality is also complete- thanks to Stefan's review and
> > > > MANY others for cleaning it up. It's however hit a brick wall now
> > > > because of missing headers in the RA layer. Until I (or someone else)
> > > > figures out how to fix the RA layer, we can't do better than the XFail
> > > > copy-and-modify test I've committed.
> > >
> > > Part of the diff there is lack of SHA-1 headers --- which is unavoidable
> > > until editor is revved --- but part of it is a missing Text-copy-source-md5.
> > > Why don't you output that information --- doesn't the editor give it to you?
> >
> > Afaik, no. I don't see Text-copy-source-* anywhere in the RA
> > layer. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough?
> >
>
> Hmm. It seems you're right. So you might have to use two RA session in
> parallel...
>
> (and then, you might have to have the user authenticate twice?)

Hm, I also have to find out if it's allowed. The commit_editor doesn't
allow it for instance. Besides, it's a very inelegant solution- I'd
rather fix the RA layer than do this.

> > > > - Make dumpfile v3 the de-facto standard and improve it for optimized
> > > > loading/ generation. The former part was suggested by Stefan.
> > > > - Integrate it into svnadmin etc as appropriate. I think there's
> > > > enough work here for a mini-GSoC project?
> > >
> > > How would it be integrated into svnadmin? Do you want to push the logic
> > > into the standard 'svnadmin dump' command?
> >
> > This is something I haven't given thought either. I brought it up
> > because of an earlier discussion in which everyone seemed to be in
> > favor of NOT having a new command. It feels like we're stuffing a lot
> > of functionality into one tool though.
> >
>
> Personally I also like having svnadmin operates only locally (so it doesn't
> even link against libsvn_ra), but that was hashed out already on that
> moderately-long thread a few weeks ago.

Yeah. It looks like I'll have to ressurect this thread soon and reach
a concrete conclusion.

-- Ram
Received on 2010-08-17 18:12:00 CEST

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