Sysadmin Load Reduction: Subversion Infrastructure

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sat Nov 9 23:29:01 GMT 2019


El sáb., 9 de nov. de 2019 a la(s) 19:48, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau
(kossebau at kde.org) escribió:
> FWIW, everytime I had to deal with translations as developer (like checking
> pot files as well as .po files contents) I found having the web interface and
> its browsing feature very valuable to quickly find what I was looking for,
> over having to locally mess around with svn commands and juggling between
> commandline & file viewers. Including url bookmarks for quick access to
> browsing certain sets of files.
>
> Incidents which I remember right now included:
> * finding out whether extraction scripts were working as intended
> * comparing translations seen by users over what they should see
>
> Are there any other KDE clients of the svn repos still around, besides
> translation system?
> Perhaps the "full clone" needed for WebSVN could be reduced to the translation
> subtrees, would that improve situation to a degree if possible? (well, you
> surely thought of this yourself, just in case)

This is unfortunately not possible. WebSVN needs a full copy of the
repository with its history, not a svn checkout, and that can't be
trimmed to a subtree. Or maybe you *can* extract a subtree, but then
you can't keep that in sync with new changes that appear in the master
repository. Even in git that's a giant pain.

-- 
Nicolás


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