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Re: reposurgeon now writes Subversion repositories

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2012 00:52:20 -0500

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 5:26 PM, Branko ─îibej <brane_at_wandisco.com> wrote:

> When I create an account at [your favourite forge], I tell it my name
> and give it one of my e-mail addresses. It is, in my opinion, up to the
> forge software to use that in svn:author, not up to local user
> preferences. That /is/ a fundamental difference between the centralised
> and distributed models.
>
> Why do forges not do that? I don't know, but it's definitely not because
> Subversion doesn't give them fifteen ways of manipulating the svn:author
> property.
>

+1.

Furthermore, if the user wants to set their own custom revprops that have
nothing to do with svn:author (e.g., svn:federation-id) and end up with a
practice by convention rather than by server fiat that tools like
reposurgeon can understand, there's plenty of ways for the user *or the
server* to add in additional revprops as well. Plus, since revprops aren't
versioned, they can always be fixed up after-the-fact to include
appropriate svn:federation-id tags...finally, a "feature" of revprops not
being versioned! -- justin
Received on 2012-12-01 06:52:54 CET

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