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From: Mat Booth <mat.booth_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:37:44 +0100

On 14 August 2013 10:24, Pablo Beltran <pbeltranl_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi!,
>
> Please, see the log below. The newer revision r333117 is older (1999) than
> the its ancestor r333113 (2005).
>
> I guess that someone imported an older CVS repository in the 2005 year by
> using the cvs2svn tool, hence the r333117 date comes from the original CVS
> repo .
>
> Should it be considered as a bug or as an acceptable strange use case?
>
> I'm developing a Subversion based product<https://marketplace.atlassian.com/1211294>and I would like to know the official answer.
>
> Thanks,
> Pablo.
>
> svn log http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/xalan/java@333117
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r333117 | (no author) | 1999-11-09 17:50:01 +0100 (Tue, 09 Nov 1999) | 1
> line
>
> New repository initialized by cvs2svn.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> r333113 | bayard | 2005-11-13 21:29:12 +0100 (Sun, 13 Nov 2005) | 1 line
>
> preparing migration
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
I don't consider this a bug because it accurately reflects the date that
revision was authored. If you wanted to, you can go back and change the
timestamp because it is just another revision property, but revisions that
are out of chronological order seems like a natural consequence of
migrating more than one project into a single SVN repository. The only
problem is, as it says in the manual [1], that Subversion's ability to
correctly convert revision dates into real revision numbers may be impaired
by non-chronological revisions.

[1] http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.7/svn-book.html#svn.tour.revs.dates

-- 
Mat Booth
Software Engineer | WANdisco
http://www.wandisco.com
Received on 2013-08-14 17:38:22 CEST

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