[OSM-dev] svn again, revision number in public file?

Gary68 gary at gary68.de
Thu May 28 16:57:00 BST 2009

hi brett,

i already downloaded the pdf - even read it :-)

i enabled it and it worked in the working copy - but not if someone
without access to the real svn accesses http://svn.....file.txt. 

and besides. my "application" is only one perl file, so no tags,
compilations, releases etc.

so again the problem. how does a user who downloaded my "application"
know what version of the file he is using?



On Thu, 2009-05-28 at 17:32 +1000, Brett Henderson wrote:
> Gary G: wrote:
> > hi,
> >  
> > thanks for all the answers so far. i imported my first file and even got svn to show revision no in my working copy. however if i access the file via http://svn... there are no substitutions taking place for the variables like $Rev$. So how does a "normal" user know what revision of a file she/he uses? what can she/he tell a developer if he finds a bug?
> >   
> You may want to check this out, keyword substitution only takes place if 
> it is explicitly enabled:
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn.advanced.props.special.keywords.html
> I'd encourage you to download the PDF version of that book and do a 
> search on any queries you might have.  It's well written and an 
> excellent reference.
> What kind of "normal" user are you referring to?  Wouldn't users report 
> problems with a particular version number of an application rather than 
> the revision numbers of all the files that make up that application?
> If you have a fully checked out source tree subversion can give you 
> revision information using the "svn info" command rather than polluting 
> source files with it.

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