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Re: Keeping last-modified dates

From: Andrew Webb <andrew.microi_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-29 15:36:24 CEST

> Well, there is the unofficial "text-time" branch of Subversion which
> does maintain this information. If maintaining this metadata is very
> important to you, you may want to build this branch of Subversion and
> use it instead of the official distribution.

To be honest, I'm not going to go there. I'd like to see an option to
preserve files' last-mod dates in SVN 1.5. Then us Windows users can
purge VSS from the planet forever. My intention is that this option
would be for the benefit of me, of all Windows users, and hopefully
also of SVN in reaching a wider, Windows audience.

> FWIW, I don't think the current Subversion behavior was created by
> accident or is considered a missing feature. Rather, I think it's
> intentional, to enable people to work with Makefiles in the standard
> way.

Umm... well, as a Windows developer, I would say it works the other way
round. As Steve Fairhead says in a recent, related thread: "one could
argue just as hard for timestamps to be preserved *because* of


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