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Modifying svn:log property: good or bad?

From: Alfred von Campe <alfred_at_von-campe.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 10:40:31 -0500

Is modifying the unversioned svn:log property considered bad practice? We’re about to upgrade to a new Subversion server at work, and the central group that manages that server will no longer allow modifications to unversioned properties. Their main reason is so that third party tools like Jira and Crucible, that have daemons that scan check-in comments for keywords and index the results, don’t have to be re-run again to re-index updated commits. They are recommending creating a property on all the files that were affected in a commit (the name/value of the property is not important), and then committing that change with the “correct” check-in comment. I can see their point, but sometimes you just want to correct a minor typo in a commit log.

I’m just wondering what collective wisdom of this group is in regards to updating the svn:log property (or other unversioned properties)?

Thanks,
Alfred
Received on 2016-02-26 16:40:43 CET

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