See below for my response. BTW, found the Lotus Bloats way to add the ">"
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firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 05/20/2005 03:01:41 PM:
> Well, Ben didn't quite backtrack; there are just different sequences
> of steps possible. Some of them, the client will protect against;
> others it won't, as we have now learned, hence Blair filed bug #2309.
Yep, the bug report will definately help. In the meantime I'll have to
create a hook script. All of this was discussed in my previous e-mail,
so I won't hash that again.
> I was just talking this over with Ben, and he had a very nice way to
> put it: "In comparison with CVS, the safety has gone up, but the
> useability has gone down."
I love the quote. :-)
> Unfortunately, the effect of this "safety" is to tempt people into
> marking huge swaths of their trees with properties that imply that
> stuff is text -- either by mime-type or by keyword expansion. That's
> what happened to you. You wanted keywords expanded 95% of the time.
> You set it to happen on everything (assuming, fairly I admit, that
> you'd be protected against binary files getting keyword expansion).
> Then when SVN did exactly what you said, instead of what you wanted &
> expected, you had a problem.
That is very good way of stating the situation.
> By the way, I'm not denying that your expectations were reasonable.
> Once bug #2309 is fixed, life will be easier.
And it should change Ben's quote as well :-) :-)
> In the meantime, the workaround is to find all files with
> svn:mime-type of "application/octet-stream", unset any svn:keywords
> properties on them, and fix them if they're corrupted. Sorry, I know
> that's not ideal, but it's what can be done right now.
That is what I'll be doing.
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