[webkit-dev] webkit-patch and SVN

Kenneth Russell kbr at google.com
Wed Apr 14 16:35:22 PDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:
> Anders brought to my attention this afternoon that webkit-patch
> currently does all SVN operations from the root directory instead of
> being current-directory aware.  That behavior matches how Git
> operates, but does not need to be how webkit-patch operates.
> Question: Do SVN users wish to have webkit-patch be
> current-working-directory aware?
> Meaning:
> "upload" will only prepare-ChangeLog for the current directory and
> upload an svn diff under the current directory.
> "land" will only land the current subdirectory.
> The propose change will make webkit-patch inconsistent between VCS
> tools, but consistent with the users choice of SVN vs. Git.  Is this
> SVN users desired behavior?

I'd rather keep the current behavior and have it operate on the entire
repository. I think it will be too easy to make mistakes and leave out
large portions of a patch if it only operates upon the current working


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