[webkit-dev] A tip for committers

Dan Bates dbates at webkit.org
Thu Mar 3 14:08:48 PST 2011

On Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:47:56 -0800, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
> Dan Bates has done a bunch of great work teaching svn-apply about SVN
> properties.  I know svn-apply understands the executable bit, but I'm
> unsure about the other properties.

svn-{apply, unapply} only respect the executable bit at this time because
we wanted to ensure feature parity for both Git and SVN patches. That is,
we wanted svn-apply to be able to apply a Git patch that includes file
info to an SVN repository and also the converse operation (SVN patch
applied to a Git repository). Additional properties can be supported.

Clearly it would be beneficial if we could maintain some kind of Git/SVN
property parity and/or inform the user/stop the commit-queue when
disagreement occurs.

Additional remarks:

The SVN property parsing machinery is sufficiently general to support
additional SVN properties. See our unit tests in
Tools/Scripts/webkitperl/VCSUtils_unittest for more details. In
see the test cases in parseSvnProperty.pl:


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