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Re: The `on_disk' and `in_repos' templates.

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-04-09 00:49:17 CEST

On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 03:07:30PM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Josef Wolf <jw@raven.inka.de> writes:
> > What the heck? You are arguing back and forth whether to catch the fly
> > or not. But no one have given any response to the _already_ _existing_
> > solution that is _already_ more powerful than the simple templates you
> > are debating about. Are you that infected by the NIH-syndrome that you
> > do not even take a look on _already_ _existing_ solutions? I admit
> > that this solution is far away from beeing perfect. But it already
> > solves (not only) the problems you are debating about. Just go ahead
> > and take a look at it and say what you dislike in it.
> Are you talking about the CGI script, Josef?
> The proposal under discussion is about getting the solution out of the
> C API, on the grounds that external solutions are better. So if
> you're claiming that your external solution is one such, then great;
> and if you're not, that's fine too. It doesn't affect this discussion
> much either way.

That is just side-stepping the issue. Josef's point is that we have not
provided any useful feedback about his script. And that its existence is
very much tied to whether the APIs should remain or not. That is: if you
decide to lose the functionality, then the importance of his CGI is
increased. And the contrary, of course.

Josef: I know that I haven't really responded because using a CGI for basic
operation is even less interesting to me than a wrapper script which is less
than integrating into svnadmin. To have to set up a web server and a CGI
script to get this functionality... that's just too much for me. Second, I
don't like the security implications of such a system. I don't like seeing
that much privilege/power in a CGI script, although (to be fair) my security
issue is second to the former and is mostly based on ignorance of the script
and a lack of detailed review.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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