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From Thilo Goetz <>
Subject Re: Weirdness with the web site
Date Tue, 14 Nov 2006 09:29:48 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> On xml-based projects there are problems due to many weird
> filename extensions, so i use a different approach with
> It scans for text files and reports which do not have "svn:eol-style native".

That looks like a good approach to me, we have just decided to do 
something similar for UIMA.  The only difference is that we have use 
cases where text files need to be (binary) identical on all platforms, 
mostly input for our test cases.  So for those files we've decided to 
set svn:eol-style to "LF".  In our case, we would run a script that just 
checks that all text files have svn:eol-style set to *something* (or 
maybe native or LF).  Maybe your Perl script could be extended with a 
switch that allows that?

> AFAIK one also needs to fix the line-endings to be appropriate
> for the local operating system. So it is probably a manual job
> to report and fix.
> This type of thing wastes a lot of time for open source.
> We have tried to encourage ASF committers to configure their
> svn client:
> The SVN FAQ mentions the possibility of (rather drastic) pre-commit hook.
> Perhaps we should (/me ducks).
> Or perhaps we should set up a regular (monthly?) job that scans
> each project trunk and reports such issues.

Good idea, but see my comments above on not making this check require 


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