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From David Ezzio <>
Subject Re: Line endings
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2008 14:09:30 GMT

Based on an experiment, it looks like the regimentation of existing 
files to native will be easy to perform.

In r619411, I changed two files from as-is to native.  One was present 
on my client with Unix line endings and one was present with DOS line 
endings.  I changed the eol property for both files to native and 
committed.  When updated from the server, they both came down with DOS 
line endings, the appropriate native translation for my Windows machine.

On the downside, the file that was in DOS line endings was converted on 
the server and recorded in the change notice as the entire file changing.

I propose that I find an hour or two next week and regiment all files 
with a non-native setting to the native setting (about 60% of the code 


David Jencks wrote:
> I think infra strongly suggest everyone uses these svn client settings 
> to avoid most of this kind of problem:
> I think there are scripts to help normalize stuff that has strayed from 
> these recommendations but I'm not sure where they are.
> thanks
> david jencks
> On Feb 6, 2008, at 9:09 AM, Craig L Russell wrote:
>> Hi David,
>> Thanks for volunteering to do this.
>> I recall we discussed whether to use LF or native. But I don't recall 
>> the outcome.
>> The reason to use LF is for Windows users who use unix tools. The 
>> reason to use native is for Windows users who use native tools 
>> (Notepad). I personally don't care, except that my svn preferences 
>> file is set up to use LF for new files (for another project).
>> Craig
>> On Feb 6, 2008, at 8:41 AM, David Ezzio wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> As I understand it, files within the SVN repository are either text 
>>> or binary, and if text, they have as a property one of the five SVN 
>>> settings: CR (Mac), LF (Unix), CRLF (DOS), native (convert to/from 
>>> client platform) or as-is (no conversion, no regimentation).
>>> Currently, the OpenJPA repository has text files for three of these 
>>> settings.  Most are as-is, a few are LF, and the remainder are native.
>>> As I understand it, native is the preferred attribute for text files 
>>> as SVN will take care to convert to and from the client's platform 
>>> preference upon update and commit.
>>> I believe it would be a relatively simple matter for me to convert 
>>> all of the files to one agreed upon format, anytime that we'd care to 
>>> do so.
>>> Thoughts?
>>> David
>> Craig Russell
>> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
>> 408 276-5638
>> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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