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Re: Feature suggestion for read-only access to fsfs repos over http

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-10 15:30:32 CEST

On Apr 10, 2005, at 8:15 AM, Marcus Rueckert wrote:

> On 2005-04-10 07:58:38 -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>>> I discussed this on #svn, and it was said that I would not like the
>>> answer to this but I'm gonna try anyway :-).
>> At the moment, that thing is mod_dav_svn. What's the alternative?
>> What else could it possibly be? What's your proposal?
>> Also, keep in mind that a client running 'svn checkout http://' is
>> issuing all sorts of WebDAV/DeltaV commands. It's not just doing a
>> series of GET requests, it's much more complex than that.
> ben he wants a http backend for libsvn_repos. it should fetch the
> needed
> files via http and do its work with them.

I still don't understand... you mean a new back-end for libsvn_fs? We
have one backend which reads BDB, another which reads FSFS. So this a
suggestion for an fs back-end which speaks HTTP over a network? If so,
to what? Some sort of server, right? How does that server work?

Either way, it seems preposterous to me to write an fs back-end that
does networking. We *already* have an abstracted network layer, with
different server implementations.

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