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RE: Adding log message to the "header"

From: Reedick, Andrew <Andrew.Reedick_at_BellSouth.com>
Date: 2006-08-08 18:48:47 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anastasios Angelidis [mailto:voodoo@videotron.ca]
> I assume using a custom keyword and a post commit hook I can
> add the log
> message to the "header" just like the Author, Date and Revision?

Just a side note. Keyword expansion isn't really needed in Subversion
or any other version control system that manages the workspace for you
(such as ClearCase.) You can easily do an 'svn info' or 'svn log' on
the file to get the meta-data you want.

Even using keyword expansion to track files in the wild (i.e. they've
been deployed) isn't that great of an idea. Folks can modify files, so
the version keyword provides a false sense of security at best. In my
experience, it's better to deploy the files as a package (such as a tar)
that contains a tag (or version number) that you can map back to a
baseline in subversion. You can diff the tar's files against the files
in the wild to determine if anything has been changed. Once you know
the subversion version number, you have easy access to the meta-data and

Real audits and mapping deployoment packages back to baselines are
useful and can be trusted, whereas keyword expansion isn't.


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