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Re: Medium-term roadmap: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5.

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-26 11:31:30 CEST

Joseph Galbraith wrote:
> At least for me, it is a matter of having to install and
> configure a 'third' piece of software (and not a trivial
> one either!)
>
> And at my company (a windows shop) the requirement to use
> apache to deny certain users read access to certain files in the
> repository (functionality we have with SourceSafe) is a
> hard sell (and rightfully so.)
>
> I don't think it is hard to argue that svnserve has a _lot_
> smaller attack surface than apache. Apache definitely increases
> the initial install investment (more IT time to get it up
> and running) and the maintance investment (more complex
> configuration to keep up to date; more components that
> need updating.)

And it doesn't help your favorite sysadmin either that once he gets
Apache up and running, it turns all SVN error messages into useless
babble such as "HTTP {450,405,500}: PROPSOMETHING FAILED."...

(The users probably aren't too excited about that one either.)

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Received on Tue Apr 26 11:32:33 2005

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