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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Line endings
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2008 07:27:25 GMT
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.

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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