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Re: Do not copy Bugtraq properties for new folders

From: Nicolai Scheer <nicolai.scheer_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:52:22 +0200

Hi!

On 23 August 2013 17:42, Ben Fritz <fritzophrenic_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 6:57 AM, Nicolai Scheer <scope_at_planetavent.de>
> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > We use a few bugtraq properties set on the root of our projects to make
> it
> > easier for our developers to add a ticket no. to their commits.
> >
> > Now, when I add a new folder to the working copy, (i.e. creating it and
> > afterwards choose "add" in the tsvn context menu) the bugtraq properties
> are
> > copied to the new folder.
> >
> > Is there any way to prevent this? Tsvn searches the WC upwards for these
> > properties, so I don't see a need to have them on subfolders.
> >
>
> And do you know for a fact that nobody will ever check out a working
> copy of only that subdirectory within your project? That's the need
> for the behavior; so you can get that property in your working copy no
> matter which directory under the project you use for your working copy
> root.
>

 Yes, I do know that for a fact. That's a convention on the one hand, and a
technical requirement (e.g. unit tests) on the other.

To my mind, just copying the properties is very problematic. What if I
alter the properties at the project root? I'd have to make sure, that each
and every folder is changed, too. I know that could be done with
recursively deleting and re-adding the props, so it would be fast at least.

But to my mind, Tsvn should not alter my working copy in any way without me
being able to deactivate this behaviour.
Of course, the project properties are somehow special, because they are
"pseudo-inherited", and that's the reason I would not expect that they are
copied on newly created folders.

Anyway, there are different tastes out there, I did not want to discuss if
I find this feature useful in the first place :)
I'd just like to know, if it can be deactivated...

Greetings

Nico

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