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RE: Re: Autoexpanding ZIP archives?

From: André Pönitz <andre_at_wasy.de>
Date: 2005-12-09 08:21:51 CET

John Peacock wrote:
> How about this scenario?
>
> RepositoryA requires FilterA for .OoO files
> RepositoryB requires FilterB for .OoO files
> RepositoryC has no filter requirements at all

It might fail, but that's not subversion's problem. It's the
responsibility of the repository administrator and the users
to find a workable solution. Subversion should only provide
the hook.

You are sort of taking the stance that walking on a street is
dangerous and therefore people should be locked into their
houses all day.

Of course, walking on a street might be dangerous, but the
suggested workaround is not really acceptable.

Sorry for the exaggeration.

> The advantage with a wrapper is that each repository could have their
> own wrapper. Client-side hooks which are not tied in some way to the
> repository being accessed are going to be a serious problem (yes, you
> could have a more complex config format which encapsulates
> all of that
> information). It is *not* a simple problem to solve.

It isn't, but subversion developpers should not care.

> I get the feeling that most of the people arguing in favor of client
> filters are *nix people. Subversion runs on multiple platforms and
> there are multiple Subversion clients that are available (like
> TortoiseSVN) where this kind of "exec a filter" model just
> doesn't map well.

Well, although I'd consider myself a 'Unix person' my svn
problems usually show in an Windows environment.

Under *nix I could put everything I like into a Makefile and
be done.

Under Windows I am forced to use tools that are either not as
flexible or if flexible enough its a pain to exercise that
flexibility on a larger scale (No need to tell me there is 'make'
for Windows. _I_ know.)

So while I could be a bit more generous on what I consider
'source' on *nix I am fairly restricted on waht to use on the
Windows side.

Andre'

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