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Re: ssh based access?

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2002-04-16 19:51:44 CEST

On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 01:11:10PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:
> > Basically agree with Perry's points, though, bluntness of expression
> > aside.
> I'm not known for sufficient gentleness, I'm afraid. A personal failing.
> I know that a new RA layer is not something to do for 1.0, but what
> I'm looking for (and more or less was looking for from the start) is
> hooks in the client software to make use with ugly tunnel based hacks
> over ssh easier for the end user. Eventually we could talk about a new
> RA when things are further along.

The ra_pipe would actually not be that hard to implement. We already have
the capability of doing the client side operations into an xml file. All that
would be needed is a way to read one of those xml files on stdin, and apply it
over ra_local. Shouldn't actually be much work at all. Basically just a
set of expat handlers which call the ra_local vtable entries with the
appropriate info from the xml file.

For an example of the xml stuff, try doing svn ci --xml-file=foo.xml.

The only other change can think of would be a way to get the new revnum back
over the wire to do the post-commit rev-bumping.

Kevin Pilch-Bisson                    http://www.pilch-bisson.net
     "Historically speaking, the presences of wheels in Unix
     has never precluded their reinvention." - Larry Wall

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