Greg Stein <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Over the past few weeks, I've seen two big concepts get booted out of
> Subversion, but I either missed the discussion because of travel, or it
> occurred offline.
> 1) directory-entry properties [vs node props and revision props]
> 2) libsvn_svr
> I'm all for having both of these tossed, but I did want to ask for a bit of
> clarification on the [current] rationale behind them going away. Was it as
> simple as "we didn't see a need for those features, given our new,
> enlightened thinking" ?
Yep. We're Enlightened, And You're Not(tm).
First, we decided that we weren't going to worry about hard links for
a long time. That's the big, controversial decision. In the absence
of hard links, there's no distinction between directory entry
properties and node properties.
Second, it seemed to us that that libsvn_svr didn't have anything left
to do --- that it had apparently all been absorbed into mod_dav_svn.
Every responsibility assigned to it was something that Apache or
mod_dav_svn wanted to do itself.
That's my recollection, anyway. Surely Karl and Ben will jump in if
I'm editing history too egregiously.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:14 2006