RE: JavaHL: ClientNotifyCallback reports unexpected kind "file" for symlinks
From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 16:40:26 +0200
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I don't think Subversion uses kind is symlink anywhere in its public api (yet), so this is totally expected.
When we build WC-NG for Subversion 1.7 we introduced database support for storing symlinks as their own kind, but we never switched to this storage yet. Currently symlinks are still files with an 'svn:special' property set on them internally, for Subversion repositories.
The node kind enum was extended when we moved to a single enum for node kinds, but changing how we report and store symlinks is far from trivial.
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