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transparent revisioned archives?

From: Jason Watkins <jason_watkins_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2002-05-10 10:03:33 CEST

I understand that broader WebDAV support is planned for subversion 1.0. I
wanted to pose the question of clientless repositories using simple WebDAV
protocol. If subversion could pretend to be a simple file store, it could be
convenient in some situations. For example people could use the web folders
features of recent versions of MS desktops to easily access and write to
repositories. If subversion could handle this situation by silently creating
a checkout and a check-in.

So why is this useful? Ever had a junior account executive rewire that
proposal you spent hours on? There are a lot of regular business joes that,
realisticly speaking, are not going to be trainable to use a subversion or
other cvs like client for working documents and data. For these folks,
having a revisioned storage out there could make life a lot more happy when
their desktop craters because they installed bonsai buddy or whatever,
because when they saved that file they were working on last night, it was
locked into the vault with subversion. I'm aware this totally removes the
ability to transmit diffs, etc, and I'm not saying it's ideal for when
people truely are making fine grain edits accross multiple ownerless files.
But, as a small effort to expand the behavior in the slight ways needed,
this could bring subversion to a wider audience.

Or am I a crackpot with a lame idea or something that's been bickered over
before and I just didn't find it in the archive?

jason watkins

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