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Re: Pre-Design Discussion of Server->client configuration

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-04-29 20:45:10 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:
> Working copies can be used by more than one user. It would be a bug
> (perhaps not a terribly serious one) if you couldn't "svn revert" a home
> directory without access to the repository because you weren't the one
> to check it out.

I hadn't thought of that one (I shy away from shared WC's because of the
problems with CVS).

> Also, we should not be assuming that server configuration comes in the
> form of a repository config file. Personally, I think all
> server-to-client configuration goals can be accomplished by adding new
> directory properties.

That's the other option I originally discussed in my #3, but it means
that each and every directory in the WC must contain a duplicate of the
available server config data. We aren't usually talking about a lot of
data, but it is a consideration. It's more of a problem with inherited
properties (this time assuming that those are associated with directory


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