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Re: PATCH: Update FAQ re. plaintext passwords

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2006-03-01 20:50:42 CET

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kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> "Greg Thomas" <Greg@TheThomasHome.co.uk> writes:
>> On 27 Feb 2006 13:44:55 -0600, kfogel@collab.net <kfogel@collab.net> wrote:
>>> "Greg Thomas" <greg.d.thomas@gmail.com> writes:
>>>> [[[
>>>> * www/faq.html (plaintext-passwords): Highlight that Win2K+ passwords
>>>> are encrypted.
>>>> ]]]
>>> The nightly builds of the book explicitly ask not to be linked to; do
>>> you think you could redo this patch to point to the right section in a
>>> stable version of the book?
>> I'd be happy to; but AFAICT the stable version of the book doesn't
>> mention the on-disk Win32 encryption at all; that's why the link was
>> to the nightly build. I did however link to the index -
>> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/index.html - which presumably
>> won't change, rather than to a specific section. I can resubmit with a
>> link to the stable book, but I'd be worry about sending people off to
>> read more about the on disk encryption when there's nothing there to
>> read - are you happy with that?
>
> Can you copy the relevant stuff from the nightly build, and then point
> to the svnbook site's top level, saying "this stuff is currently in
> the development version of the book, but when it's stable, we'll just
> link to it directly from here"?

I've proposed to axe the request-not-to-link from the book website, and
initial reactions to the proposal are favourable.

So, hold off doing this for now, and we may be able to commit your
original patch shortly.

Max.
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