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

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-12-19 18:19:44 CET

To understand WebDAV and DeltaV, read my notes/webdav-general-summary
document. It should help. Then come back with specific questions.
:-)

solo turn <soloturn99@yahoo.com> writes:

> hmm ... i think i don't understand that. what is the difference
> between a "DELETE", and a "DELETE"? is there a "versioned" delete and
> a "unversioned" one?
>
> do you have maybe an url explaining that a little? i tried
> http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc3253.html, but all i see there is
> the extensions to dav.
>
> 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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