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Re: RFC: Standardizing a 'svn:branch' (boolean) property

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:33:24 -0400

On 07/16/2012 08:11 AM, Bert Huijben wrote:
> On the Berlin hackathon the suggestion was raised that it might help that we
> standardize a new 'svn:branch' property to give tooling a hint on what
> directories are branches and which aren't. To make sure we don't forget
> about this idea I just drop this on the list with the information I have. I
> hope others can extend this proposal with their own ideas.

This is not the first time this topic has come up:


> As we couldn't think of a usage of the content I would suggest that we just
> always set the property to '*', just like how we handle svn:executable,
> svn:needs-lock, etc. This would also make sure that merges of this property
> won't need special handling.

+1. Let's get the mechanics for recognizing branch roots in place first.
We can worry about additional policy matters later when we have a better
idea what our users might require.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Enterprise Cloud Development

Received on 2012-07-16 15:34:27 CEST

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