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Re: reposurgeon now writes Subversion repositories

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:40:16 +0100

On 30.11.2012 09:04, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Martin Furter wrote on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 09:51:20 +0530:
>> On 11/30/12 00:55, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
>>> Ben Reser<ben_at_reser.org>:
>>>> The only thing that's really lacking here is a good way to pass along
>>>> extra property values in an easy to configure way per
>>>> server/repository so that you can use a client defined value to put it
>>>> in svn:author. I don't really see adding support for something like
>>>> that as terribly difficult. The only caveat I would make is that you
>>>> should realize the change here is a client side change and that it'll
>>>> take some time for users to upgrade clients (most distros are still
>>>> shipping SVN 1.6 over a year after 1.7 released).
>>>> Once you have something like that, you can expose it to the hook
>>>> scripts and they can change the svn:author field to whatever the local
>>>> repository prefers. If local repositories want to store the local
>>>> authenticated user in a different property they can also do this.
>>> Sounds like I should write that patch to make a preferred-ID string
>>> available out of ~/.subversion/config, then. As soon as possible.
>> I wanted to reply that this should go into ~/.subversion/servers. But i
>> found the entry "username" in there. So just add a username entry to the
>> global section.
> If you can have a username= in the per-server section, you probably can
> have it _today_ in the [global] section too and it would take effect
> (just like N other options that can be set at either global or
> per-server scope)...
> So you'd need to invent a new option?

And besides, "username" is the authentication token, which is usually
exactly what Eric doesn't want to put into svn:author. :)

-- Brane

Branko Čibej
Director of Subversion | WANdisco | www.wandisco.com
Received on 2012-11-30 10:40:52 CET

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