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RE: SVN Password stored in Plaintext!!!!

From: Robert Simmons <kraythe_at_arcor.de>
Date: 2004-09-24 15:28:47 CEST

I wouldn't use the word "malicious." I would simply say "uninterested." This
issue may be a problem for the business environment. As it is now, I just
wont mention it to my clients.

As for writing it myself, not a chance. I don't do C programming at all (at
least not in 20 years) and I would need MONTHS to understand enough about
SVN to get it to work. Heck when I wanted to do a pure java client for SNV
people told me "not possible" and after spending a along time researching I
gave up.

I have also never done any encryption programming. Programming is a HUGE
field and one can't know it all. *shrug*

-- Rober

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick [mailto:fitz@red-bean.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 15:25
> To: Robert Simmons
> Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: SVN Password stored in Plaintext!!!!
> On Fri, 2004-09-24 at 08:18, Robert Simmons wrote:
> > Ahh... I understand.
> >
> > The crux of the issue is that although there is a solution possible, the
> > dev team simply doesn't want to do it?
> Not at all--it's just that the feature that you're interested in here is
> a lower priority than bugfixing and writing other new features (like
> locking).
> Subversion is a volunteer effort and open source software. You're
> welcome to work on this feature (or pay someone to write it for you).
> As Larry Wall once said, "It's not us versus you... it's just... *us*".
> Don't assume malicious intent on our behalf just because our priorities
> and yours don't mesh.
> -Fitz

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