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Re: working copy storage for RA properties

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-12-04 22:35:27 CET

#1 can stay separate... no big deal for me, as I don't think that RA will
actually read it (I believe the client lib feeds it to RA).

But your arguments are aren't very strong. They feel like the same arguments
you used on putting RA props into the normal dir/file props. :-)


p.s. WC already has prop get/set functions; I've used the get in commit.c
(some unused code, but it's there...)

On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 12:42:42PM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Of these three RA properties, the latter two are truly private to RA,
> in that users would never see them, unless someone's debugging the
> network layer or something.
> But the first (the repository) pokes out into userland. It's
> something the user needs to specify on checkout, and something the
> user may be interested in inspecting for various reasons. I feel like
> it's not part of the network layer's implementation, but rather a
> standard, public datum that happens to be used by the network layer.
> So my preference would be for #1 to live in the SVN/repository file,
> and for #2 and #3 to be properties, as proposed.
> Does this seem like good reasoning, or are there strong reasons to
> make #1 a property too?
> Obviously, libsvn_wc can/will provide an API for reading and writing
> the repository information, it's not like ra will ever need to parse
> it.
> -K
> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> > 1) SVN/repository could be considered an RA property on the directory (not
> > sure if we want to use a prop or keep the file, but it is possible)
> >
> > 2) Each file/directory has a corresponding "version resource" on the server.
> > The version resource is specific to the particular file and the revision
> > of that file. This URL is analogous to the (file, revision) tuple. RA/DAV
> > needs this commit time.
> >
> > 3) The URL where activities can be created. An activity is needed at commit
> > time. It can only be created at a particular URL on the server, and that
> > location is discovered via the PROPFIND request method. We use a PROPFIND
> > at checkout time, so I get the activity URL at that time (rather than
> > doing another round trip at commit time). The URL is then dropped off as
> > a property on the directory.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > -g
> >
> > --
> > Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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