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Re: Repository enumeration feature

From: Michael Sinz <michael.sinz_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-22 15:51:45 CEST

On 4/22/05, Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich@gmail.com> wrote:
> Marcus Rueckert wrote:
> >> I vote +1 for a repository enumeration feature to be included in
> >> subversion. It could be a very useful feature especially when a new
> >> developer comes in a team, he could get the sources he needs without
> >> needing to write down the repository names from another computer ...
> >
> > we had a rather long discussion already a few months ago.
> > most people agreed we dont want that overview in general.
> That's incorrect.
> You're confusing "most people" with "yourself and 1 or 2 others".

Well, some of us may have not been very vocal
> The conclusions, as I remember them, was:
> - It would be a nice feature to have
> - It should be disable-able (disabled by default, even)
> - If implemented, it should be done with security in mind
> - A amount of thought has to go into how it can be done wrt. the
> different protocols that Subversion supports - it might be unfeasible
> to implement for some of them.

That is an understatement. For example, how would file:// work?
And what about svn+ssh?

This basically works out as a "nice to have" feature in the HTTP/dav
case until you realize that in that case an HTML file would deal with
the issue nicely without opening up questions of showing/hiding
repositories that you may not have access to. (Not all repositories
are open to the public...)

Michael Sinz               Technology and Engineering Director/Consultant
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Received on Fri Apr 22 15:52:38 2005

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