[darcs-users] [issue1627] seamless SVN integration

Eric Kow kowey at darcs.net
Wed Sep 30 21:45:49 UTC 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?"

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...

Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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