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Re: autoversioning -- on or off by default?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-03-21 18:35:23 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:

> * cmpilato feels that one the original motivations for using
> apache/HTTP/DAV was the long-term promise of being able to use generic
> DAV clients against a repository. Therefore, as of svn 1.2, he thinks
> autoversioning should be considered a "core feature" of mod_dav_svn,
> and that it should be turned on by default.
> * I'm still a bit recicent about that. I feel like opening a
> repository to a bunch of DAV clients might lead to a lot of extra
> commits, lots of extra noise in the commit logs. I feel like an
> adminstrator should understand the implications of autoversioning, and
> thus be forced to turn it on.

I just thought of another reason to vote "off by default":

Generic webdav clients won't pay attention to out-of-dateness quite
the same way a Subversion client does. Folks can just drag-n-drop
files atop existing ones and there is no way for them to be told,
"Hey, your change conflicts with changes that Mr. Subversion User made
5 minutes ago."

With that, I'm switching to an off-by-default vote myself.

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Received on Mon Mar 21 18:39:33 2005

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