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Re: [PATCH] Release candidate patch for adding external locking filecode to svn_repos_open

From: Sir Woody Hackswell <woody_at_hackswell.com>
Date: 2003-11-05 01:36:10 CET

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Garrett Rooney wrote:

> I really don't like the idea of supporting this kind of hack. We have
> two real solutions for accessing a repository over a network already,
> solutions which don't require exclusive locking of the repository on
> access. If you must use this kind of hack, it should be as a local
> change, IMHO.
> -garrett

I would agree with you, Garrett, but I know the situation that poor David
Kopp is in.

There are SOME network installations in which you are not permitted a
server. The US Government is extremely anal about software getting
installed. Sometimes it takes 6-12 MONTHS to get approval for a new piece
of software.

If David actually got permission for Subversion, I congradulate him. I also
see that he's been working with the group to make the best patch available,
and taking many suggestions.

Even he admits it's a hack, but he has no other option short of NOT using
Subversion. I'm sure there ARE other paranoid installations like his in the
world. (SADLY).

Just my $0.03.


Oh Oracle wise:
Why do Haikus make me sad?
I don't understand.

Sir.Woody_at_Hackswell.com http://sir.woody.hackswell.com

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