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From Mark Phippard <>
Subject Re: Status of 1.7.3
Date Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:32:24 GMT
On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 12:26 PM, C. Michael Pilato <> wrote:

> Bah.  I'd be surprised if most of our editors supported postfix text deltas.
>  To my knowledge, there is exactly one driver which uses that approach in
> our own codebase (the commit driver).  So, I can easily forgive svnrdump's
> dump editor (and any other non-commit editor) for not supporting postfix
> text deltas.  That's one of two valid "modes" of an editor drive -- one
> rarely used in practice.
> ra_serf has a well-established history (and intentional design) which
> violates a far more fundamental editor restriction which applies to both
> "modes" -- depth-first-ness.  (See
> for details.)  This
> is why I'm more apt to think that the problem here is with ra_serf than with
> svnrdump.

In terms of 1.7.3, which is the scope of this discussion, the only
thing that should be relevant is whether this is a significant
regression from previous 1.7 releases. If we tolerated the bug for
1.7.0 there is no point in holding up 1.7.3 while we discuss it.


Mark Phippard

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