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Re: URL formats, DeltaV resources, etc (was: Re: identifying FS nodes)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-12-15 11:30:22 CET

On Fri, Dec 15, 2000 at 04:25:39AM +0100, Branko Cibej wrote:
> Greg Stein wrote:
> > Note also that we could eventually do really cool things, such as allowing
> > somebody to surf to .../$svn/ver/7/ to web-browse the state of repository at
> > revision 7. The history resource could present a full outline of all the
> > revisions of a file. etc.
>
> Oooh, does that mean we get WebSVN practically for free?

Presuming you mean something like ViewCVS or cvsweb... yes. :-) Probably not
everything... I mean ViewCVS has something like five different "diff"
formats.

At a minimum, a helper CGI can access the data much more easily than having
to trundle through the CVS repository. Heck, the CGI no longer needs to
reside on the same box -- it could proxy the stuff from another machine.

If you *are* running on the same box, the CGI (or whatever) could link
against libsvn_fs and do some cool magic. Given that I plan on writing (or
assisting somebody) Python modules for libsvn_client and libsvn_fs, and that
ViewCVS is in Python... it will be a snap to make ViewCVS work against CVS
or SVN repositories. (urg... then I'll need a new name for it :-)

> > SVN V1.0 will *severely* restrict the methods
> > that are allowed within the $svn area. I'm not about to get into web page
> > generation for V1 :-)
>
> Not to worry, we'll find a suck^H^H^H^Hvolunteer to do that. But first
> we'll have her hook python, perl, php and whatnot into the server. :-)

Heh.

Cheers,
-g

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