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Re: Client Only Build

From: Toby Johnson <toby_at_etjohnson.us>
Date: 2005-02-02 20:37:05 CET

Steve Greenland wrote:

>When someone says "client-only", it's fairly safe to assume that
>they're talking about situation where they'll never use that 'svn'
>binary to access a repository directly on local disk. Think "no file://
>URLs".
>
>
I wouldn't say that's "fairly safe to assume". I doubt that most people
who were not familiar w/ Subversion would realize that svn acts as both
client and server for file:// URLs.

Think of someone who was going to simply set up a repository on their
local machine for personal use via file:// . They might think "I'm the
only one using this; I don't need a server" and be tempted to use
--client-only.

(Not that I'm arguing against such a config option, just pointing out
that to the lay person it may not be as self-documenting as you think).

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