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Re: Is there really no way to keep the file modification time intact?

From: Eric <spamsink_at_scoot.netis.com>
Date: 2007-03-03 15:12:16 CET

At 10:34 PM 3/2/2007, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

<RS>>>>>Subversion simply does not store a modification date/time per
file/directory. It only stores the time that you commit a revision.<<<<<

Good morning, Ryan.

We all (well, at least those of us who have been following this thread)
know this and understand it.

What we are saying is that the inability of Subversion to store
modification date/times is A Growing Problem for A Large And Growing Number
Of Subversion Users.

In our case, it's a major aggravation that we have resigned ourselves to
for the foreseeable future, except that it's yet another arrow in the
quiver of that one user I have discussed in the past, who considers
Subversion a toy that's not suitable for serious developers.

I consider that, and the inability to check out and check in individual
files within a directory, as being the ONLY two near-show-stoppers ...
EVERY other real or perceived shortcoming of Subversion is of medium
concern at worst, and mostly they're all minor and not anything we're
concerned about ... in fact if you asked me to list them I'd be
hard-pressed to do that (I really am easy to please). :-)

If I had to pick one of those two to be fixed, I'd pick the preservation of
the file modification date/times, and live forever with the inability to
check out individual files.

I realize that Subversion is free and no one appreciates the hard work of
the Subversion developers more than I do, but if you all could see your way
clear to fix that one thing, you would have my undying gratitude ... well,
actually, you already have that... :-)

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