Thanks for the input guys!
On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 10:19:08AM -0500, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Ben Collins-Sussman <email@example.com> writes:
> > Anders Engström <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Any comments on this?
> > The subversion repository only stores "contracted" keywords, like
> > $Id$. All keyword expansion is done by the client, in the working
> > copy.
> > So I don't think you'd need any magic scripts to modify word
> > documents, other than inserting an $Id$ keyword (in the correct
> > place!) the very first time the Word doc is committed to the
> > repository. After that, the svn client will do everything for you
> > automatically.
> If my recollection of how Word stores properties is correct, this
> won't work out too well. The strings present in the OLE Properties
> stream are counted, and it's also quite likely that you don't want the
> Author property to still contain the '$Author: ' prefix and '$'
> postfix actually in the document. Scripts are necessary for pulling
> this off gracefully.
This is true - that's the reason we wrote that evil commitinfo-script in
the first place.
> And Anders -- you will suffer the same problem in Subversion that you
> did with CVS. We don't have a way (yet?) to push back to the client
> the "actually committed" version of the file. For this reason, we do
> not recomment modifying to-be-committed files in the pre-commit -- the
> committer's working copy will be out of sync with the repository's
Any plans to implement something like this in the future?
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. Anders Engström email@example.com
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