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Re: differences in dump/load/dump cycle

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2016_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 08:02:00 -0500

On Aug 3, 2016, at 7:54 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 2:16 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>
>> On Aug 2, 2016, at 9:54 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 7:15 AM, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
>>>
>>> [dump/load cycles omitted]
>>>
>>> Please note. This sort of pernicious bug is why I suggest takeing a
>>> clean export/import when moving to significantly newer versions, or
>>> significantly new project versions, for Subversion repositories. Don't
>>> hurt yourself trying to preserve burdensome, possibly flawed history
>>> you *do not need*.
>>
>> PLEASE STOP.
>
> Sorry, Ryan, but it needed saying.

No. I understand you have personal experiences with transferring history that have led you to prefer not to do so, but most of the Subversion developers and other members of this list do not share your views on this matter and I ask you again to refrain from working this opinion into every thread on this mailing list. The one-time existence of a bug in a feature does not mean that one should forever avoid using such a feature even after the bug has been fixed. And just because something like transferring history can be difficult to get right does not mean that the correct answer for everyone is not to try to do so.
Received on 2016-08-03 15:02:14 CEST

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