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Re: "open as web folder" - webdav add, import, delete

From: Scott Lamb <slamb_at_slamb.org>
Date: 2002-12-03 10:17:23 CET

solo turn wrote:
> hi!
>
> explorer allows to see a url as "web folder". currently you are just
> able to browse it (it looks like a normal explorer window).
>
> great would be if you could add/import/delete files via
> webdav-interface, i.e. you could:
> - drag files to a repository folder window (=svn import/add)
> - delete files from a repository folder window (=svn rm url)
> this should be an easy and quick win

The autoversion branch that Sussman is working on will support that.
It's not exactly an "easy and quick win" because Explorer is going
direct to the repository via WebDAV but doesn't speak DeltaV (the part
of the protocol that deals with versioning). So Subversion needs to
translate from the plain commands to versioned ones. And since there's
no working copy to batch changes and commit them together, you might end
up with more revisions than you really intended and you definitely will
have no commit messages.

I think this feature will be most useful when hierarchical repositories
are supported (also a post-1.0 feature, verging on "flying cars" I
think). You can have a local repository with auto versioning so you have
history of whenever you save. You can push the stuff upstream when
you've finished your change and supply the commit messages.

> might this be somehow related to issues 510, 913 too, which are
> planned for 0.18?

I don't see any relation. There is an issue for it, but I can't seem to
find it right now. It's marked post-1.0. Sussman is only working in it
in non-CollabNet time.

Scott

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