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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Subversion area setup (RE: svn commit: r611521)
Date Sun, 03 Feb 2008 18:59:58 GMT
On Jan 16, 2008 3:48 AM, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
> Craig Russell asked:
>
> >>> <li>Creating the workspace in svn. This requires commit
> >>> access to the incubator svn repository. Podlings are given
> >>> their own subdirectory of the incubator svn repository.
> >> This should not be done (to be safe) until after the #{podling}-
> >> commits mailing list has been created.
> > What will happen if the svn workspace is set up without
> > a corresponding mailing list?
>
> The notices for any commits would be discarded and lost, requiring them to
> be manually regenerated.
>
> > during the initial setup of the repository, who cares?
>
> We care if people see the repository and therefore start committing before
> the mailing list is ready for the commit notices.
>
> The ASF very much cares about having an e-mail log of all changes.  We don't
> just trust the source control system, and on at least one prior occasion in
> the old CVS days were able to detect when someone hacked the source control
> repository to change history.

i've added setting up subversion to the
http://incubator.apache.org/guides/mentor.html#bootstrap after mailing
list creation

- robert

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