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Re: "witty subject line about logging feature"

From: Michael Sinz <Michael.Sinz_at_sinz.org>
Date: 2005-07-23 00:48:41 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 16:49 -0400, Michael Sinz wrote:
>
>>The goal should be that anything that plays with the repository should
>>log
>
>
> The goal of "keep track of everything which affected the repository" is
> less important in an SCM like Subversion, because so much is already
> intrinsically logged because of what we do. Also, it's already possible
> to log write operations using hook scripts.

Note that I did not say "write" I said "plays" which includes read
operations and all of the other operations (rev-prop changes, etc)

> So, in some sense it's actually more important to add logging of read
> operations than write ones. But as I argued earlier, it still only
> really makes sense to log them when you're a server responding to
> requests over a network connection.

I belive that only a client-server setup can get you reliable logs anyway,
since anytime someone has rights to direct file:// access you basically
gave up on the ability to enforce any form of logging.

-- 
Michael Sinz                     Technology and Engineering Director/Consultant
"Starting Startups"                                mailto:michael.sinz@sinz.org
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