[Crucible Knowledge Base]
Subversion (SVN) allows users to store arbitrary name/value pairs associated with files and directories, called SVN properties. These properties can be used by users for storing metadata and are also used by Subversion (e.g. for storing where code is branched from)
These name/value pairs can only be changed as part of a changeset / commit in Subversion. As such, you will have changesets with purely changes to SVN properties, or changesets with a mix of textual changes and changes to SVN properties. Crucible 2.6 introduced review creation without metadata to prevent SVN properties from being included in reviews.
This functionality is enabled by default, and affects the following functionality:
The prime motivation behind the metadata checking is to prevent the creation of reviews with a large number of files which have no effective content changes. Sometimes this sort of problem is seen when there is some wholesale SVN property change - e.g. setting the line endings on all files (
svn:eol-style). In that respect, this is a performance setting as it avoids the creation of large reviews. The properties themselves are still stored and managed in FishEye. There is no major performance impact on including properties in reviews.
Disabling this functionality can be done by starting up Crucible with the following system property: