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DeltaV vs ra_dav [was: Re: ideas to make svn update faster.]

From: Daniel Patterson <danpat_at_danpat.net>
Date: 2005-05-09 05:00:44 CEST

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Greg Hudson wrote:
>> It has long been my position that we should give up on DeltaV (which is
>> a failed standard, in my opinion, and one that doesn't fit our
>> architecture) and consider ourselves to be talking a private versioning
>> protocol over HTTP/DAV. As part of that, we could feel free to
> I do agree that the current situation is frustrating. For instance, none
> of the currently available DeltaV clients works with a Subversion server
> because it fails to implement lots of mandatory stuff.
> On the other hand, I do disagree that dropping the goal of becoming
> RFC3253 compliant would be good :-).

  Would it make any sense to divide the Subversion-over-HTTP RA layer
  into two parts? A server-side-only "mod_dav_deltav_svn", and
  rename the current "mod_dav_svn" to "mod_svn" (or somesuch).

  In this setup, mod_dav_deltav_svn would allow DeltaV clients
  to talk to a Subversion server. mod_svn is used by ra_dav
  to allow Subversion clients to talk to Subversion servers
  over HTTP in an optimised way.

  It's probably a lot of extra work to maintain two Apache modules
  with very different behaviours though. Plus, is there any intention
  of making Subversion a valid DeltaV *client* as well?


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