Re: svn commit: r1408325 - /subversion/branches/wc-collate-path/subversion/libsvn_subr/sqlite.c
From: Thomas Åkesson <thomas_at_akesson.cc>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:15:31 +0100
First of all, I am really sorry that I did not observe this thread while ongoing. Due to time constraints, my contributions to Subversion happens now and then.
I have spent quite a bit of time writing the wiki pages, experimenting, and discussing with the people who have shown interest (Branko, Julian, Ben and a couple of others in person at Subversion Live, London). I am very saddened to see this negative attitude towards resolving this long standing issue. No doubt, most Mac OS X users with non-ASCII languages are too.
Branko, if you can summarize your findings in the collation experiments and what parts actually made it back to trunk, I would find that very interesting. I would like to do further experiments if possible.
Responding to some of Bert's concerns below.
On 12 nov 2012, at 18:34, "Bert Huijben" <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:
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Please add a reference to the wiki page in this note. The wiki to large extent supersedes the note, and references back.
I think the wiki is a great place for collaborative design. I wrote stuff in the wiki, and then posted to the list for feedback. Some people did respond with feedback...
Most of the information is in the page linked from the wiki page mentioned above:
It discusses pros and cons of repository normalization. The design predates the collation idea.
The wiki page actually does discuss this. It can not be fully resolved for Mac OS X users without Svn 1.x compatibility issues, but we can move subversion from "completely unusable" to "usable from a certain revision and forward". That would be a great step improvement.
Please do provide feedback on which cases are not covered in the wiki.
The wiki article proposes that we introduce "normalization-uniqueness". I think very contrived use cases are needed to oppose that.
> I would have hoped to see an explanation on what you are trying to resolve in a BRANCH-README or in the Wiki.
No, as noted in wiki.
Again, sorry for not noticing the thread earlier,
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