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Re: Does the fix for "case-only renames" merit a Release Note?

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:03:23 +0200

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 7:47 PM, Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 19:51, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
>> It seems to me that the fixes Johan made for case-only renames (obviously
>> empowered by WC-NG) could be the sort of high-profile bugfix that merit a
>> mention in the release notes.
> +1, this is really important fix for Windows users.


I'm on holiday right now, so only following from a distance...

To give a quick idea of what's changed concretely: it's really only
about "svn mv A a", which would yield "svn: Cannot move path 'A' into
itself" in 1.6, and now just does the right thing. It works for both
files and directories. This is issue 3702 [1].

Additionally, issue 3865 [2] was fixed to make this more useful,
because otherwise all other subcommands could not "reach" the deleted
part of the move, because case-normalization took over (hence this was
needed to be able to commit the move in full).

I don't have time to contribute for the release notes or anything, so
if someone else can pick this up ... that would be nice.

[1] http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3702 (Unable
to perform case-only rename on windows)
[2] http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3865 ('svn' on
Windows cannot address scheduled-for-delete file, if another file
differing only in case is present on disk)
Received on 2011-07-21 14:04:20 CEST

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