[darcs-users] [issue1627] seamless SVN integration

Nicolas Pouillard nicolas.pouillard at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 08:12:01 UTC 2009


Excerpts from Eric Kow's message of Wed Sep 30 23:45:49 +0200 2009:
> Eric wrote:
> > > So part of the goal for me is to reduce the cost of trying Darcs out.
> > > Having to convert your repo is cost, so if we support SVN somehow we
> > > kill that cost.  But another form of cost is having to worry that Darcs
> > > will let you do things that you can't later push back to the SVN repo
> > > (because you're still not yet committed to Darcs; you're just dipping
> > > your toes).  So that's my goal.  100% compatibility, zero psychological
> > > cost.  Just try it!  Darcs as a better SVN client.  See what I mean?
> 
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 22:49:46 +0200, Nicolas Pouillard wrote:
> > So I will be in favor of, a warning, or a confirmation by the user.
> > And maybe not based on a change of the repo format, but more a "do this repo
> > has an SVN repo in its _darcs/prefs/repos list".
> 
> You mean something like "warning! SVN repositories do not support darcs
> replace patches... are you sure you want to create this?"

Yes that is what I meant.

> I could live with something working like the --case-ok stuff where it
> just refuses to do this but gives you a way to force it...

Why not.

Another option to consider is what about allowing replace patches and
transform them to the SVN actual action when pushing it to SVN?

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Nicolas Pouillard
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