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Re: Branch philosophy

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-05 15:49:25 CET

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Greg Goodrich <ggoodrich@medinotes.com> writes:
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> Peter Valdemar M&oslash;rch wrote:
> <blockquote cite="mid4184F84F.2000509@sneakemail.com" type="cite">Duncan
> Murdoch murdoch-at-stats.uwo.ca |Lists| wrote:
> <br>
> <blockquote type="cite">If it's a stable branch containing patches
> for a release, then this
> <br>
> wouldn't make sense.&nbsp; Even if you have no plans to continue patches
> <br>
> for that release, someone might, someday in the future.
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> This is almost a FAQ isn't it? "How do I make a branch/tag read-only".
> (It isn't in the FAQ.) Well you can't unless you fiddle with apache
> configuration. (I'm using svn+ssh so I'm out of luck anyway).
> <br>
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> I have no idea how difficult it would be to implement, but form a users
> point of view it would make sense to be able to
> <br>
> <br>
> svn propset -m "Locking the branch" svn:nocommit $url
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> </blockquote>
> This is an AWESOME idea.&nbsp; I've been trying to figure out a clean way of
> handling this issue for a few days now for tags.&nbsp; I think deleting a
> branch will work for the branch situation.&nbsp; I don't want someone to do
> a checkout on a tag, and then later forget that the WC is from a tag
> and check something in.&nbsp; I was thinking that the properties would be
> the way to go on this.&nbsp; Now if we could just get subversion to
> implement this ability!<br>
> <blockquote cite="mid4184F84F.2000509@sneakemail.com" type="cite"><br>
> or something equivalent and have that affect the entire subtree below
> it, preventing commits to it.
> <br>
> <br>
> But today we can't. (Something for a pre-commit hook? I've never
> written one..)
> <br>
> </blockquote>
> The precommit hook is nice, but seems a bit underpowered for locking
> things down in this way.&nbsp; For example, I would like my tags area to
> allow tags to be created in there, but never modified.&nbsp; Well, when you
> do an svn copy, the pre-commit hook gets called, so now you have to be
> able to differentiate between a copy and a normal commit, which it
> doesn't seem is an easy thing to do.&nbsp; I investigated the svnlook
> command, but it doesn't appear that there is really a good way to use
> that command to be able to tell the difference between a copy and a
> commit.&nbsp; The only mechanisms I can come up with for this are somewhat
> hacks (running grep on the output for "^A" versus "^U" for example).<br>
> <blockquote cite="mid4184F84F.2000509@sneakemail.com" type="cite"><br>
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> <br>
> <br>
> Actually, I just noticed that subversion doesn't store the read-only
> "bit" for directories or files either.. Hmm. My mistake? Regardless,
> that (preventing writing in the checked-out working copy) would not be
> the same as the the svn:nocommit property I suggest above (disabling
> commits).
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> Peter
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