[reportlab-users] Development practices

Robin Becker reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:41:39 +0100

Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 10:50:47PM +0100, Andy Robinson wrote:
>>1. Move from CVS on SourceForge to a Subversion archive on our
>>own machine.  Benefits:
> A big plus.  I've used Subversion for a project for about 6 months now,
> and I'm very happy with it.
> BTW the Zope subversion conversion hit a snag due to line ending style
> on Windows.  Apparently cvs2svn does not add the required svn:eol-style
> properties for text files, and they have Unix line endings even when
> checked out on Windows systems.  Also, it is unclear if newly added text
> files on Windows will be properly converted to Unix line endings in the
> repository.  The Zope project postponed migration to SVN for a while,
> until these issues get resolved.
> Marius Gedminas

interesting. I am positive on the change to svn, but would probably like to 
preserve line endings. Yesterday I used the recommended installation formula for 
freeBSD eg make install clean in /usr/ports/devel/subversion and something went 
horribly wrong. Now I have to portupgrade about 150 packages to get back to 
where I was before. I'm using freeBSD 4.9 stable so I thought this would be as 
easy as when I did it by hand last september, but unfortunately not. On the 
other hand sourceforge is playing silly today with spoofed identities/missing 
machinery etc.
Robin Becker