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Re: Wishlists? Here's mine

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 23:40:23 +0000

Eric S. Raymond wrote on Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:25 -0400:
> 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
> complicated.

Previous discussion:
https://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2012-12/0016.shtml

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

In 2009 we migrated our repository and had a use-case for
a 'svndumpfilter map-users zhakov=ivan julianf=julianfoad' command. We
never implemented that command in Subversion itself, but it remains
a valid use-case.
Received on 2019-06-29 01:40:39 CEST

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