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Re: Bug#1093 makes move/rename feature almost useless

From: Attila BODY <compi-lists_at_freemail.hu>
Date: 2004-03-26 15:10:52 CET

Fist of all, thanks for the response

> > Rename/move is almost useless in subversion until this issue is
>> fixed (nobody is able to memorize old URLs of all renamed/moved files in
>> a
>> large repository)
> Oh c'mon now.... annoying? Yes. Useless? Not at all. Nobody's asking
> you to memorize anything. Just run 'svn log -v' on the file to see the
> original path in the old revision. Then run
> svn diff oldURL@X newURL@Y
> The workaround is perfectly doable.

Well, I have to disagree here with you. svn log -v throws me every change
in the wole repository, not only the hostory of the specified file. It
means you have to find the URL in hundred or thousands of lines. It simply
cannot be done in everyday development work, especially if you want to use
it in a corporate environment. So "almost useless" means "too annoying to
use it". You wont be able to convince your windows-addict boss to switch
from vss to svn untill it is not working. But it is only my oppinion ;)

>> I am watching this bug since I ran into a problem caused by it, but it
>> seems there is no any activity on this issue.
> There will be soon. The Chicago developers are going to be proposing to
> fix this is svn 1.1. It's on our high-priority "hit list".

Thanks for the info, I have lot of necessary moves/renames wich are
delayed waiting for this fix.


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