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Re: [Enhancement request] Ability to merge patches with developer filter

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-11-19 19:41:05 CET

On Nov 18, 2005, at 17:38, Ross Golder wrote:

> So, it seems there may be two feature requests uncovered:
> - The ability to filter in/out merges based on 'svn:author'
> - The ability to filter in/out merges based on the login of the
> committer
> Are both feasible and worthy of consideration?

I think it would only be possible to work with the identity of the
person doing the commit, which is the svn:author property of that new
revision. If Bob makes a change in revision 3, then the svn:author
property of revision 3 is Bob. But if Fred then merges Bob's changes
into a branch and commits that as revision 9, the svn:author property
of revision 9 will be Fred, and Subversion will have absolutely no
idea that Fred did not write these changes himself, and that Bob was
the original author. To Subversion, all changes look the same. As
soon as you do the merge and apply it to your working copy,
Subversion forgets that it ever came from anywhere other than your
own editing commands.

This might possibly get better when Subversion has real merge
tracking; I don't know.

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