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Re: Implementing mod_dav_svn in Python

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2005-10-07 19:36:40 CEST

On 10/7/05, Ahmad Alhashemi <news@ahmad.sent.com> wrote:
> I want to implement the subset of WebDAV/DeltaV that is used in
> mod_dav_svn in Python. I want to make it a fastcgi Python script and run
> it behind the lighttpd server.
> I already have the subversion Python bindings, so my job is to respond
> to the svn client requests by making the correct calls to the subversion
> package and give the correct answers to the client.
> Does any one have pointers for me?

Sure, you can read the mod_dav_svn code. I'm not sure what else you
can look at... that's going to be quite a bit of code to re-implement!
  There are two things you might want to read first:

A high-level description of the requests that the svn client sends:


A blurb from the WebDav appendix of the svn book (which you should
read in its entirety, by the way):

"The Subversion client is not a fully-implemented DeltaV client. The
client needs certain things from the server that DeltaV cannot
provide, and thus is largely dependent on a number of
Subversion-specific REPORT requests that only mod_dav_svn

You've got a whole lot of work cut out for you, good luck.

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