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Re: Subversion equivalent of CVS' Attic?

From: David Harris <david.harris_at_cpninternational.com>
Date: 2006-07-06 14:00:35 CEST

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On Thu, 2006-06-07 at 00:00 -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> I find the "viewvc" webtool very handy for browsing back in a directory to
> find when structural changes occurred. It doesn't do precisely what you
> asked, but I find it handy.

We use ViewCVS actually; an older version though. I'll check the latest
release, thanks for bringing the name change to my attention.

> "svn diff" might be reasonably parseable to find the lists you want, but
> might wind up doing something like a newtonian appriximation to find exactly
> when a specific file disappeared

Yeah I did some tests, in particular with 'svn log -v'. It works, but
it's (godawful) slow.

I think that as a site-specific hack I'm going to do hijack a property
and have it maintained server-side; at this point a list of
file/changeset tuples. Each directory will have this property, with the
contents being every file/directory which has been deleted from the
directory, and the revision in which that happened. I'll modify ViewCVS
(sorry, ViewVC ;) to have a toggle which will show those.

Again though, I'll ask the question - anybody else have any interest in
this sort of thing being included upstream? With a BDB backend it'd be
pretty easy I think but I don't believe FSFS currently has anything in
place to keep this sort of metadata, aside from revprops.

    David Harris
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