[webkit-dev] webkit-patch and SVN

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Apr 14 17:38:35 PDT 2010

On Apr 14, 2010, at 2:13 PM, Eric Seidel 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?

As an SVN user, I would prefer if webkit-patch operations that create  
a patch worked on the current directory or below, and failed if you  
are in a directory that does not contain a ChangeLog. I sometimes have  
independently landable patches in JavaScriptCore an in WebCore 
+LayoutTests and it is handy to be able to use webkit-patch without  
having to locally revert one of the two patches.


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