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Re: [subversion-dev] Subversion meeting in San Francisco, 9amWednesday 17th May

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-05-16 03:03:01 CEST

On Mon, 15 May 2000, Patrick Bihan-Faou wrote:
> From: "Greg Stein" <gstein@lyra.org>
> > I agree with you on this one :-) ... My hope for subversion is to see it
> > use WebDAV for the protocol, Apache/mod_dav for the server, and mod_dav's
> > plugin mechanism to talk to the subversion repository.
> Ah ah, trying to sell your web_dav module, I see!! :-)


Truthfully: I just want to see WebDAV used as "the" versioning protocol on
the Internet. Whether that takes place with Client X or Server Y, I don't

I *do* want to see mod_dav (which in turn means Apache 2.0) be able to
talk to a CVS backend and the new Subversion backend.

> I am interested in doing that kind of work (hooking web_dav with CVS and/or
> subversion), however I don't know of any dav client that supports
> versioning. So testing the beast is going to be tough at best...

I released mod_dav before *any* client existed. I tested with Python
scripts. It is a simple chicken and egg problem, but one that didn't
bother me. I simply got the honor of declaring the first publicly
available WebDAV code, so I didn't mind :-)

> Also as for everybody else, this will be done on my spare time, which I
> currently use for sleeping :(.
> If you have any pointers / ideas, please feel free to send them to me.

There has been discussion about custom backends on the dav-dev mailing
list. You can see the archives at:


I can provide more specific followups if you start to dig in. Note that a
couple other people have expressed similar interest and may actually be
starting some work.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:04 2006

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