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Re: browsing the repository

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-12-04 20:08:23 CET

ra_dav and WebDAV is the primary access mechanism for an SVN repository. A
high-level SCM app could use DAV methods against the server, and calls into
the SVN libraries when needed.

Second question, of course, is how complete our DAV implementation? For 1.0,
we'll make it "complete enough [for the SVN client to talk to the server]"
plus any low-hanging fruit for interoperability. SVN 2.0 will provide full
WebDAV/DeltaV interop.


On Sat, Dec 01, 2001 at 09:00:38PM -0000, Barry Scott wrote:
> How do you see a High-level SCM App that builds on svn solving the problem
> of browsing the repository to perform complex operations?
> BArry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Hudson [mailto:ghudson@MIT.EDU]
> Sent: 30 November 2001 23:58
> To: Ben Collins-Sussman
> Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: browsing the reprository
> On Fri, 2001-11-30 at 12:06, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > Mattias, this is probably unnecessary, since this 'browsing'
> > functionality is really part of the reason we're using the WebDAV
> > protocol.
> I disagree, because people may use ra_local or other access methods
> instead of WebDAV, and because I don't think basic functionality should
> be delegated to tools other than "svn".
> (I'm not saying that everything you can do through WebDAV should be
> reimplemented in svn, just that "ls" is basic enough to be in the
> category of things which should. And I'm not saying that "svn ls"
> should be a 1.0 requirement--mainly since CVS doesn't have it--but I
> think it should be an admissable feature.)

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