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re: ACLs/WC permission setting

From: Bill Tutt <rassilon_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-08-23 00:00:19 CEST

> From: Justin Erenkrantz [mailto:jerenkrantz@apache.org]
> As I said before, I needed a mechanism for WC permissions. I've
> already coded it up and it works, but obviously, no one is interested
> in seeing that in SVN itself. *sigh* I think you're missing a
> feature that people *might* want (it's opt-in).

I've gotten confused over your various emails. Do you want to set
permissions in the WC based on the permissions you'd like the file to
have when it's "deployed", or do you want to set permissions in the WC
based on Subversion ACL data? I've been trying to communicate that I
think those two goals are self contradicting. (Besides replicating
filesystem permissions completely is a completely and utter non-portable
rat hole, and I'm not terribly intereseted/thrilled about starting down
slippery rat holes.)

I actually approve of the 2nd goal, it's the first goal that makes me
all nervous.

> But, I'm content to start trying to tackle the WebDAV ACL. At least
> that way, I can start to potentially refine what would make the WC
> permissions better. Hopefully, that'll please Bill. -- justin

Please, don't think you have to please me. I'm just very vocal about
design stuff. You have to please other folks as well. :)

In terms of WebDAV ACL stuff, I think there are a couple of questions
that need to be answered first.

* Are WebDav ACLs version independent, version dependent, or up to
repository choice?
* What inheritance model should Subversion support? If so, how?
* Should ACLs themselves be versioned?
* What sub/superset of WebDAV privileges should Subversion have, and how
should they map to WebDav's privilege model?

If you're around, hop on IRC and maybe we can figure out quickly why I'm
confused about what you want to get out of this WC permission stuff.


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Received on Fri Aug 23 01:42:10 2002

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