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RE: setting tsvn:logminsize in repository

From: Ian S. Worthington <ianworthington_at_usa.net>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 17:09:45 +0100

Thanks Lübbe. I've asked someone to find out how to set that hook.

i

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Received: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 03:08:02 PM BST
From: Lübbe Onken | RA Consulting <l.onken_at_rac.de>
To: <users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org>
Subject: RE: setting tsvn:logminsize in repository

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> Hi Ian,
>
> You wrote:
> > I'm trying to set tsvn:logminsize within my repository to
> > ensure that anyone
> > who checks anything out is obliged to add a log message when
> > they commit a
> > change back.
> >
> > But, as far as I can tell, I can only apply this property to
> > a user's checked
> > out tree, not in the svn database itself, which seems to
> > rather defeat the
> > purpose.
> >
> > I'm hoping I've understood this wrong: have I?
>
> Yes and no :)
>
> At first tsvn:logminsize only applies to the users working copy, but after
he has committed his changes, all other users who update/checkout their WC
will have to enter a log message too, because the property is then also set in
their WC.
>
> The problem with this property is, that anyone can erase or change it,
unless you protect it from accidental changes by a pre-commit hook, that only
allows certain users to change this property. But you get a quick feed back,
if your log message is too short.
>
> The better choice would be to set up a pre-commit hook on the server, that
checks for a meaningful and long enough log message.
>
> Cheers
> - - Lübbe
>
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