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Re: Subversion Problem - How to save file modify time?

From: 郭煜 <guoy_at_dscomm.com.cn>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 09:35:15 +0800

Dear Mr. Unterberg,

    Yes , I see that subversion support good functions but based on lost file modify date. Is it?

    I like subversion client very much. But as an end user, we can't select a version control system which can't save file modify date. Because this is very important for our team-work in software developement progress. It's so sorry.

    I think that you can get better idea yourself to shot the problem later. Perhaps other version control system could be your referrence. If this problem is ok, contract me as soon as you can please. We'll select subversion as our version control system.

Thanks & Best Regards,
Yvon Guo Yu , 郭煜 / 上海迪爱斯通讯设备公司 开发一部
Addr: 上海市平江路15号(zip:200050)
Tel(O): 86-21-64031580 x 2512
Tel(MB): 13916313249

----- Original Message -----
From: "Norbert Unterberg" <nunterberg_at_gmail.com>
To: "郭煜" <guoy_at_dscomm.com.cn>
Cc: <users_at_subversion.tigris.org>; <dev_at_subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 5:06 AM
Subject: Re: Subversion Problem - How to save file modify time?

> 2008/7/10 郭煜 <guoy_at_dscomm.com.cn>:
> > Dear Invendor,
> >
> > This is a software company in china. I'm an engineer at
> > develope-management department.
> >
> > We used other version control system as perforce or starteam before.
> > Now we are trying subversion.
> >
> > During trying subversion, we find that file modify time could not be
> > saved into subversion and get from subversion.
> >
> > Is it a design problem or deploy problem ? I hope it's a deploy
> > problem. How to shot it, if a deploy problem.
> >
> There is a configuration option "use-commit-times" which you can find
> in the documentation, It does not preserve the real file modify time
> but the commit time which might be good enough.
> However, for software development, the default behaviour (file time is
> the time of last update or checkout) usually works best.
> The problem with preserving file modify time is that it is very hard
> to do right. What is the correct modify time if two people change the
> same file and then they commit/update/merge the data? What to do when
> merging a branch? IF SVN modifies the file contents during a commit
> (see svn:keyword property) does that count as a file modification or
> not?
> Norbert
Received on 2008-07-11 04:12:33 CEST

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