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Branch audit

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:33:13 -0500

It's that time again! In looking at the list of current branches
(excepting release and backport branches I've noticed several which
look to be abandoned or unmaintained. Branches which have not been
touched in over a year include (along with author and date of last
revision, stolen from ViewVC):

  artem-soc-work/ r863880 3 years djames Really, actually, merge
r23802 and r23803 from trunk to the artem-soc-work branc…
  atomic-revprop/ r984264 6 days danielsh Tweak the behaviour of a
recently-added API to allow conveniently passing errors…
  bdb-fixes/ r858217 4 years brane Working on issue #2449. Move
error_info refcount management where it belongs, t…
  capabilities-abstraction/ r869334 2 years kfogel On the
capabilities-abstraction branch: Start unifying some of the
  issue-2699-dev/ r863182 3 years dlr On the issue-2699-dev
branch: Improve locking error message. * subversion/libsv…
  issue-2897/ r869309 2 years kameshj On the issue-2897 branch:
Improve documentation. * subversion/libsvn_client/me…
  issue-2897-take2/ r875276 19 months kameshj On issue-2897-take2:
Merge from ^/trunk revisions r35038 through r35201.
  issue-3081/ r869126 2 years kfogel On the issue-3081 branch: *
3081-repro/: New directory, with patches, repro scr…
  meta-data-versioning/ r858153 4 years pmarek Change the "live"
properties only if they have really changed. Without this chan…
  perl-bindings-improvements/ r867175 2 years jpeacock Merge with
  record_exact_merge_and_commit_revs/ r868556 2 years kameshj On
the 'record_exact_merge_and_commit_revs' branch, merge 28395:28481
from /trun…
  scheme-bindings/ r869778 2 years
  scons-build-system/ r862146 3 years danderson Make the source
path creator safer. * build/builder.py (SvnBuild._make_src_…
  server-l10n/ r857339 4 years dlr * subversion/mod_dav_svn/lang.c
(sort_lang_pref): Swap return values to correc…
  status--filter/ r867402 2 years epg *** Just stashing this away
until after 1.5 branches. Add status --filter, for …
  svnserve-ssl/ r859467 4 years mbk Make svnserve SSL config items
repo-conf-dir-relative, rather than absolute path…
  youngest-common-ancestor/ r867405 2 years cmpilato Begin work on
a client-side youngest-common-ancestor API. NOTE: This code is…

Could folks take a look at these branches and justify their continued
existence? It would also be nice to include plans to continue working
on them, or issues which keep them from being merged to trunk.

Received on 2010-08-18 00:33:57 CEST

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