[Buildbot-devel] Behavior of mode=copy

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Tue May 13 12:29:33 UTC 2008

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 2:06 AM, Stephen Davis <buildbot at soundgeek.org> wrote:
>  I'd think that having the VC-specific code implement the copy
>  operation would be the right way to do this.  For example, a
>  subversion mode would be like "cp -rp" but it would exclude the .svn
>  folders.

If someone does start to work on a patch for this, I think the
SVN-specific code should default to the old behavior of copying  .svn
directories as well. (Note that there are currently separate modes for
clobber and export, the latter of which also does not leave .svn
directories in the build tree.)

In our build scripts at work, we often use the results from "svn info"
to embed SVN revision numbers into the version strings. While we could
do this in a custom build step, this would mean a separate versioning
process for Buildbot builds, versus builds checked out in a
developer's home directory.

- Charles Lepple

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