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Re: Abolish instant-commit commands [was: Re: The right library...toget info about a directory]

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2003-11-12 21:47:05 CET

Files wrote:
> I understand what you're saying. I do see your point of view.
> I'll take any suggestions you have for remote repository file maintenance.
> E.g. webdav et al.
> My repository browser allows regular filesystems and a subversion repository
> to appear seamlessly interconnected. I am wondering how I should proceed to
> allow users to to edit the contents of said repository via the same web
> interface that they would regular files.

If you want a system in which every individual change causes a commit, then you should hook into the Subversion libraries directly. The Subversion command-line client is not designed to operate in this mode, even though it has some commands that can make an instant commit.

> Which in essence is how webdav works, if I'm not mistaken.

I don't know anything about WebDAV except that Subversion uses a subset of its protocol.

> If the repository exists on the local box, I can use wc. But my repository
> browser allows for:
> http://www.svnexplorer.somesite.com/http/svn.someothersite.com/repos/myfiles
> How should I handle that using the existing subversion framework without the
> instant commits?

I don't know. Maybe make a temporary local working copy?

> I'll follow any lead you can give me.

I can help with some of the questions that directly affect the Subversion project, but cannot give you much help in designing your browser.

- Julian

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