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Re: [RFC] Server Dictated Configuration

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 18:01:21 +0200

Johan Corveleyn wrote on Fri, Jan 06, 2012 at 13:16:06 +0100:
> Come to think of it: using properties has the nice advantage that
> these "configurations" come along when a project is branched or
> tagged. Which is what most users would expect, I guess.
> If using some other server-side configuration mechanism, we'll surely
> have to provide some wildcard support to be able to set a
> configuration on a certain subtree *and all its branches and tags*
> (and even then, this isn't the same as taking the configuration with
> you to a new branch).

Another option would be to define a configuration for, say, the /trunk
fspath, and when checking out a branch trace back through copies/renames
to find this.

This requires the 'branch root' concept (which Julian started on at some
point). The configuration would then be maintained for /subversion/trunk
and all branches would automagically inherit it too.

It could either physically walk history (svn_ra_get_location_segments())
or shortcut and use the created path (FSFS cpath node-rev attribute) as
the index to look up.

(and yes, the latter would break up if /trunk_at_50 and /trunk_at_100 are
not related...)
Received on 2012-01-06 17:02:10 CET

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