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Re: Bug in svn on MacOS X 10.4 with ._ files on UFS

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-06-01 23:43:33 CEST

On Jun 1, 2005, at 3:23 PM, Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 14:46 -0400, Geoffrey Alan Washburn wrote:
>> Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
>> I agree with the others that in a future version, POSIX extended
>> attributes should be mapped to Subversion properties. Resource forks
>> may be depreciated, but extended attributes are going to be
>> important to
>> support, and it isn't going to be just a MacOS X problem.
> I agree. xattrs seem like a perfect marriage for Subversion
> properties.


I am against the general hacking of the Mac resource fork, but a
cross-platform mechanism for metadata will be great. If xattr is
that mechanism for the unix-ish operating systems than it would be
great for Subversion to support it. No doubt Microsoft will pretend
to invent their own system for metadata, but I imagine that it too
will boil down to simple named properties and therefore it makes
sense that the APR layer would be able to interface to it as well.

The previous comments of leaving the metadata intact in the repo if
the host FS does not support it in the WC appears to make good sense


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