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Re: autoversioning -- on or off by default?

From: Wilfredo Sánchez <wsanchez_at_wsanchez.net>
Date: 2005-03-23 20:24:56 CET


   As a general rule, it's not a good idea to turn on optional features
by default, because it has bad implications for both administration and

   If you want the feature and it's not on, you will think to turn it on.

   If you don't want the feature, and it is on, you may never realize
that you need to turn it off.

   If I were to accidentally forget (or not know to, because I didn't
know this was added) to turn it off, and some luser sicks Finder on my
repository, I'd be pretty disappointed with life.

   Which isn't to say that I'm not a huge fan of autoversioning.


On Mar 22, 2005, at 5:52 PM, John Szakmeister wrote:

>> * 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.
> Agreed.

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