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

From: Martin Furter <mf_at_rola.ch>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 22:13:10 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 11 Jul 2008, [gb2312] wrote:

> Dear Mr. Collins-Sussman,
> We used other version control system before. If using subversion was
> sured, we should move all files form old version control system to
> subversion. These files include source files and destination files and
> even other many invendors' source files and destination files. But,
> subversion will lost their modify time all. Oh... Some of our
> files maybe fifteen years old. A lot of our coding engineers are new.
> Our coding managers feels difficulty to manage the great source and
> tech-support the destination file without file modify time.
> Of course I think subversion developement team is the most specially on
> version control system. Also of course the coding habit is belong to
> coding engineers and coding managers. So we have to support the habit
> belong to them.
> It's so sorry. But we wish that this problem will be shot soon. Says
> again, I like subversion client very much truely.
> By the way, why could not you save the commit time to file create time
> and save the the last changed time to file modify time? Usually, in
> operation system, file create time is not really and not very useful.
> Why don't you use it?

I guess a possible solution to your problem would be to write a
script which imports your tree and groups files with the same modification
date into a revision with that date. That way you can just look at the log
of a file to see when it last changed.

I could help you with such a script if you like this idea.


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Received on 2008-07-13 22:13:57 CEST

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