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Re: annotations / properties per revision / checkin, not per file

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-10 07:18:16 CET

On Dec 9, 2004, at 11:59 PM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:

> hi there,
> Is it possible to associate a property with a checkin
> and not with a file ?

I'm not sure what you mean... Subversion already has this. Files and
directories have versioned properties attached, but a revision tree can
also have arbitrary 'properties' attached directly to it... see chapter
5 in the book, "unversioned properties". The commit log message itself
is an unversioned property attached to a revision tree. So is the
author and datestamp. You can make up any revision properties you

> I'd like to establish some communication
> between subversion and an issue tracker, but all I'v come up
> with so far is embedding a tag into the checkin comment and
> then filtering it out from within the pre-commit script.
> Is there a more elegant solution to this (seemingly common)
> use case ?

People often have the pre-commit hook program do a search for an
issue-number in the commit log message, as you're doing. The
post-commit hook is a more common place to do it, though... that's
typically the best time to notify the issue tracker that some relevant
commit happened.

At this time, there's no way to make 'svn commit' create arbitrary
unversioned properties on the transaction tree before its promoted to a
revision tree. That's just an oversight in our UI, perhaps. Though,
'svn propset/propedit' are able to change unversioned properties on
-finished- revision trees. Not sure if that helps you.

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