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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Checking release archive against VCS tag (was [VOTE] Release MRUnit version 0.8.0-incubating)
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:35:40 GMT
On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 12:26:49PM +0000, sebb wrote:
> On 12 January 2012 12:08, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 11:37:18AM +0000, sebb wrote:
> >> > How is this most easily accomplished? Checkout tag from SVN then
> >> > manually diff against the artifact, or some other way is
> >> > better/easier?
> >>
> >> I checkout the SVN tag and explode the archive(s) in the same parent
> >> directory, and then use a Gui difference tool (WinDiff) to show the
> >> differences.
> >> Have to ignore SVN directories and (perhaps) EOL differences.
> >
> > I use "svn export" to avoid the .svn directories, then "diff -ur" on the Unix
> > command line, optionally with "--strip-trailing-cr" when checking .zip
> > archives.
> I also normally do a check on the SVN tag to verify that that
> appropriate SVN properties have been set; that does not work on an
> exported copy.
> It's easy enough to ignore the SVN directories (especially since the
> 1.7 change to the working copy format).

What svn props do you look for?  I'm curious if I'm missing anything.

There's eol-style of course, but that's per file, so there's no way I'm 
checking it on a giant source tree.  And the actual release archive is an "svn
export" (all this assumes svn and not git of course), so whatever svn props
were there, they're gone now!  It seems like svn props are a development
issue rather than a release issue, no? 

Besides, I don't actually care about line endings when performing this QC step
-- I just want to see that the archive really was exported from the VCS tag.

Marvin Humphrey

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