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Wishlists? Here's mine

From: Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:25:55 -0400 (EDT)

Since pepple are posting Subversion 2.0 wishlists, here's mine. I write
as the person who has probably done more repository conversion work
and repository surgery than any other single person.

1. DVCS-style committer IDs.

That is, not "esr" but "Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>". As far as
I can tell the svn:author property is never interpreted in any other
way than by testing field equality, so I can't see this change being

The full DVCS ID would have to be declared in an .svnconfig analogous
to .gitconfig, but I don't think that'ds a huge problem. Obvious
fallback rules are obvious.

Advantages: Now repository identities aren't tied to the local
/etc/passwd, so histories don't become inintelligible when you rehost

2. Fast-export dump of repositories via svndump.

For reasons already discussed. I'd be willing to help with this.

		Eric S. Raymond
A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. 
	-- Ramsey Clark
Received on 2019-06-28 19:26:45 CEST

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