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From sebb <>
Subject Re: SCM code changes status
Date Mon, 16 Feb 2009 14:58:35 GMT
On 16/02/2009, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
> Hi all,
>  apart from some string constants that I want to extract (need to look
>  up Python's idiom for constants) I'm now ready to move ahead - see the
>  differences between svn revisions 741390 and 744799.
>  I'll watch the next helios build and then try to merge trunk to live
>  if it looks OK (I removed the directory sync feature by accident, so I
>  better take a closer look).
>  My tests for svn, CVS and git all work fine locally, I can't test
>  Perforce.  If anybody uses Gump with p4 (I doubt so), please give
>  trunk a try and talk about your results.
>  Getting GIT installed is more complicated than I thought since I don't
>  manage to compile it fom sources (not on helios, not on vmgump and not
>  on any of my own machines running Intrepid, Hardy or OpenSUSE), so
>  I'll try a few things with binaries.
>  My changes to the SCM update code should enable new features more
>  easily.
>  In particular I want to make the updaters check whether an existing
>  working copy is in fact a working copy for the configured URL - and
>  blow it away if it isn't.  This way if anybody changes the repository
>  for a module we wouldn't need to remove the old working copy manually
>  anymore.  I'll probably give this a try before adding support for
>  darcs, hg and bzr.
>  The idea is to look into working-copy/CVS/Root and Repository,
>  working-copy/.svn/entries and working-copy/.git/config respectively -

In the case of SVN, perhaps it would be safer to look at the output of
"svn info" rather than relying on the format of the SVN file?
Similarly for other SCMs.

>  if anybody knows how to do the same for P4, I'll intergrate that as
>  well.
>  Stefan
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