IMPORTANT: Do you use the SVN metadata feature on Windows?

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IMPORTANT: Do you use the SVN metadata feature on Windows?

Jackie Ng
Hi All,

In MapGuide Open Source 2.4, we included SVN metadata with most of the web tier files for a MapGuide installation on Windows so that if you have a svn client installed, you can "svn update" your files to pull down updates/fixes for any commits to these files that have been made since the official release.

However, due to subversion flagrantly breaking their working copy formats with each new version it seems (they did it with 1.7 and did it again with 1.8), I have been forever hamstrung on svn 1.6 in all my build environments on Windows just to support this feature. Users with svn > 1.6 have to explicitly upgrade their working copies before they can start "svn update"-ing their web tier files.

I also like to re-use my svn working copies as much as possible because multi-GB checkouts of MapGuide/FDO isn't cheap and fat bandwidth pipes in Australia doesn't grow on trees. The new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release throws a monkey-wrench in my release plans (if we want to support this release, which I want to) because they now use svn 1.8 which cannot be downgraded and plays havoc with my new vagrant-driven build process for Linux.

So my question to you all is simply: Do any of you actually use this feature?

As you can probably see it is becoming a bit of a burden for me, having to tie my build processes around a specific version of svn. I am strongly considering removing this feature unless there is strong evidence that there are people who are actually taking advantage of this feature.

- Jackie
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Re: IMPORTANT: Do you use the SVN metadata feature on Windows?

Martin Morrison
Just so you know somebody does read these notes...

No, we don't use it.

Martin Morrison
Application Engineer
Engineering Design Systems, Inc.
3780 Peters Creek Rd Ext SW
Roanoke, VA  24018
540.345.1410
gis.edsi.com

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Subject: [mapguide-users] IMPORTANT: Do you use the SVN metadata feature on Windows?

Hi All,

In MapGuide Open Source 2.4, we included SVN metadata with most of the web tier files for a MapGuide installation on Windows so that if you have a svn client installed, you can "svn update" your files to pull down updates/fixes for any commits to these files that have been made since the official release.

However, due to subversion flagrantly breaking their working copy formats with each new version it seems (they did it with 1.7 and did it again with 1.8), I have been forever hamstrung on svn 1.6 in all my build environments on Windows just to support this feature. Users with svn > 1.6 have to explicitly upgrade their working copies before they can start "svn update"-ing their web tier files.

I also like to re-use my svn working copies as much as possible because multi-GB checkouts of MapGuide/FDO isn't cheap and fat bandwidth pipes in Australia doesn't grow on trees. The new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release throws a monkey-wrench in my release plans (if we want to support this release, which I want to) because they now use svn 1.8 which cannot be downgraded and plays havoc with my new vagrant-driven build process for Linux.

So my question to you all is simply: Do any of you actually use this feature?

As you can probably see it is becoming a bit of a burden for me, having to tie my build processes around a specific version of svn. I am strongly considering removing this feature unless there is strong evidence that there are people who are actually taking advantage of this feature.

- Jackie



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Re: IMPORTANT: Do you use the SVN metadata feature on Windows?

dan.nilsson
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Hi! We don't use it.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Do you use the SVN metadata feature on Windows?

Znarf1965
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Hi Jackie,

we don't use.

Best regards

Francesco
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Berg, James
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I don't use the SVN feature.

Our application is heavily modified and is managed by our own subversion repository.
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