Why does Fisheye show my last commit date as '31 Dec 69'

We are using subversion as our repository, and have indexed starting from about 18 months ago.  I was 3 years old in 1969, so I am sure I did not make a commit at that time.  What gives?


fisheye svn commits.PNG



It appears the bad commit is the one Fisheye created when I imported the repository:



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Sorry. The initial import commit is a synthetic commit created to capture the state of the repository at the point of the initial import. It's date is set to the epoch date because it needs to have a value and this value should keep it out of the way of the real commits in the repository. 

Does this cause a problem?

Well sure its a problem. It throws of the line history, commit stats, and numerous reports as well. I would certainly consider this a bug. Is there a work-around to change the date on that synthetic commit in the database?

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It would seem that some of your commits do not have dates and FishEye applies the Java "epoch" date which is 1-Jan-1970. I guess this is then being time zone adjusted into 1969.

Can you check the commit that is showing up in that time region and then have a look at it in Subversion to see why it might not have a date.

The bad commit was a "fake" commit created by Fisheye when it did the import - I attached the screenshot to my question.

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