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Re: [RFC] Case-only renames on Windows - how to proceed?

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2011 17:48:53 -0400

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 16:10, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 8:34 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 03.05.2011 23:53, Greg Stein wrote:
>>> I suggest (1). Fix issue 3865 with a new WC API to normalize targets,
>>> usable
>>> by higher levels. That API would follow the 3-step process described at
>>> the
>>> end of the issue description.
>> +1
>> Stefan
> You both suggest to postpone the case-only-rename as well as issue
> 3865 (with a new case-normalizing WC API) to 1.8+, right? Fine for me,
> just trying to make sure I understand correctly.

I think that the new API could be done whenever you would like. But I
worry that you could get everything revamped in time for 1.7. I have a
sneaky feeling that there will be edge cases around how we probe into
the filesystem that will need to be corrected. Thus... it feels like
1.8 would be when the *complete* solution arrives. If you start
working on it now... I see no particular reason to try and tell you
what to do (unless your work blocks a 1.7 release; then I would try to
dissuade you :-) ).

For example, in the very early stages of wc-ng, I did a lot of work in
streamlining APIs within wc, in advance prep for the bulk of wc-ng.
That streamlining went out in 1.6. After the 1.6 branch, then we
really started working in earnest on wc-ng. ... Similarly, you might
find some early work that can be started that won't disrupt the 1.7

Received on 2011-05-05 23:56:00 CEST

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