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Re: Update to revision

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:48:30 +0100

On 02.02.2013 10:07, Andreas Nicolai wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'd like to bring up the old discussion about the "Update to date"
> feature. While I understand Stefan's reasoning about the potential
> dangers, there seems to be a use case for many users (at least
> several programmers that I know of) who develop projects with
> externals where both externals and the project itself are in the
> trunk development (example: the main project is merely split into two
> projects for adminstrative/packaging reasons, but otherwise it is the
> same project). In our projects, we sometimes have 4 applications that
> are concurrently developed and they share up to 12 libraries via
> svn:externals. The manual tagging/branching does really only work
> towards the end of a project, or with a significant overhead which
> does not pay off for us.
>
> In such use cases it is definitely a relevant wish to have a
> revert-to-date feature, which could be implemented in the GUI of
> TortoseSVN alone and does not require changes in the svnlib.
>
> Suggested behavior: - user selects "revert to date" and can enter a
> date/select a date from the svn-log for that project - the dialog
> offers a checkbox "Revert externals to same date?" with the
> appropriate warnings from Stefan about unsafe project states and the
> recommendation that a formal update-to-head should be done again
> afterwards. Optionally, the dialog may offer a list of external
> repositories (just like in the branch/tag dialog), so that the user
> can select individual externals to "revert-to-date" - upon accepting
> this dialog, TortoiseSVN reverts the main project repository (so far
> same functionality as the regular revert-to-revision dialog) - then,
> a list of externals in that revision is obtained - from the
> originally selected externals, all svn:externals are removed (with a
> log warning) that did not exist back then - now each of the external
> log files is queried to determine the corresponding rev at the
> desired date - each external is reverted to that rev (again, standard
> behavior)
>
> The implementation is not really trivial, but not too complicated
> either. Maybe we can have a poll or so to get an idea about the
> priority.
>
> If the availability of a developer is the main problem, I could work
> on this implementation beginning in May (I did some changes in
> TortoiseSVN long time ago, so I hope I'll get this done).

As I said before in this very thread you're replying to:

* first of all, updating is done in the svn library. Which means this
must be done in the svn library and can not be done in TSVN.

I don't think that what I wrote could be confusing.

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