[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?

Nicolas Pouillard

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