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Re: Enhancement for the issue tracker integration

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-12 22:48:00 CEST

On 10/12/07, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> As you all know, we have a document on how SVN clients can interact with
> issue trackers. This is done with the bugtraq: properties.
> (for more info about this:
> http://tortoisesvn.net/issuetracker_integration
> http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-dug-bugtracker.html
> )
> But I recall that during our first discussions about this, some people
> asked if we could store the issue ID in a revision property. At that
> time, that wasn't really an option because it wasn't possible to do that
> in an atomic way - two server round trips were needed (one for the
> actual commit, then another for setting the revision property).
> Subversion 1.5 has the ability to set revision properties with every
> commit (and other commands which create a new revision). I thought we
> could use this new feature to add a revision property for those who want
> it. Of course, it is also possible to get that revision property when
> fetching the log information with SVN 1.5, so it will still be possible
> to show the associated bug ID with every log message.
> I've already written a proposal on how this could be done:
> http://issues.tortoisesvn.net/index.php?do=details&task_id=405
> Please comment on this now so we can get the specs right and can
> implement them before SVN 1.5 gets released.

Do we still think this is worth doing? Way back when, the reason I
thought this would be good is because I imagined being able to ask
Subversion questions like "which revisions reference issue 123?"
There is still no way to do that ... and probably won't be.

On the plus side, it makes things easier for people writing hook
scripts that want this information.

Having used the feature now for so long, the log messages feels like
it is the right solution. Especially since command line users and
clients that do not implement the feature can so easily participate.
I think when you introduced the regex stuff, it really solidified that
the log message was the right way to do this.

I think we might be doing users a favor by not supporting an option like this.

Mark Phippard
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