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Re: Server-side SavePoints [was: Subversion Design Contribution Question]

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 13:25:54 +0000

Julian Foad wrote:
> Have we thought of the server-side possibility? Of course. [...]
I realized what I said can come across as rather critical and dismissive
of the idea. I hope that you or others will be equally critical of my
work. My start on shelving is nothing more than a thin wrapper around
'svn diff' and 'svn patch' at this stage, so the same questions apply to
it. I think how it works is the simple UI gives me a mental framework
that helps me think about the potential use cases and further
requirements, whereas using diff and patch directly would tend to
constrain my thinking to the use cases and limitations of those existing

So another way I could respond is, sure, that may be the start of
something good and useful, so please go ahead and start creating it
and/or thinking further and expanding on the details. Others have asked
for this server-side kind of shelving before, and Perforce shelving is
server-side. Maybe only by trying it will we really learn how useful it
is and what for. Might you have the time to take the idea further? It
would be great if you did; even a little input like your initial inquiry
is helpful.

- Julian
Received on 2017-11-01 14:26:00 CET

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