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Re: cmd line stuff (was: CVS update: ...)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-10-18 11:35:07 CEST

hehe... here I am, going thru the days email (after a serious amount of glen
morangie, mind you), replying here and there... and what do you know?
Psychic Jim tells all :-)

I hope that my previous emails have cleared up some of the operation.

Disclaimer: as I see it.

Please ask questions and point out concerns. Obviously, if Jim and Karl
aren't intimate with these details, then it means one of three things: 1) it
hasn't been discussed before, 2) I have not been proactive enough, or 3) I
have been unclear in my explanations.

I tend to take (2). mod_dav_svn is starting to take form, so this is shaking
out, and we can start to mess around with what it really means. I doubt that
I'll have something meaningful before leaving for ApacheCon, but the week of
October 30th (first week of November), we will have an Apache-based server
that people can do a checkout from an SVN repository. As this comes
together, it should become clear. Worst part is that I doc for hell, unlike
Karl/Jim/Ben. Comments for clarity, sure. But proactive doc? Arg. They kick
my butt... I "feel my way" thru code, so advanced doc doesn't work.

Ah well. Recall the glen morangie. Just ask questions. I can answer :-)

Cheers,
-g

On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 02:57:58PM -0500, Jim Blandy wrote:
>
> Greg S. will explain everything to us, and we will become enlightened.
>
> Karl Fogel <kfogel@galois.collab.net> writes:
>
> > Jim Blandy <jimb@savonarola.red-bean.com> writes:
> > > * It seems kind of archaic to type:
> > >
> > > svn -d REPO-SPEC checkout MODULE
> > >
> > > This splits the information `what am I checking out' across two
> > > different places. It would be nicer to simply name the thing you're
> > > checking out, using some appropriate noun clause. For remote things,
> > > URL's are the natural kind of noun clause:
> > >
> > > svn checkout http://subversion.tigris.org/repo/subversion
> > >
> > > I don't know if this is exactly the DAV way; maybe Greg can provide a
> > > more realistic example. But the important idea is that the syntax
> > > should be:
> > >
> > > svn checkout THING
> >
> > I like.
> >
> > Am worried about using "http://" URLs, because what if your repository
> > and project home page are on the same server, but you want to call
> > them by the same name (say, `comp-tools'). Then does
> >
> > http://www.mydomain.org/comp-tools
> >
> > refer to the home page or the top of your repository? Or perhaps the
> > web server is configured to point certain names at corresponding
> > repositories, like:
> >
> > http://www.mydomain.org/myrepos/comp-tools
> >
> > And httpd.conf has something like
> >
> > SubversionAlias myrepos /usr/share/svn/repositories/my_public_repos
> >
> > or whatever. That might work out okay, yeah.

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:11 2006

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