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Re: [PATCH] FAQ update on configuring proxies

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2006-03-09 01:52:40 CET

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Greg Thomas wrote:
> On 2/25/06, Max Bowsher <maxb1@ukf.net> wrote:
>> Greg Thomas wrote:
>>> [[[
>>> * www/faq.html (proxy): Mention that the Windows registry can also be
>>> used for proxy configuration
>>> ]]]
>> True, but it's an advanced feature, and you don't get the help you would
>> otherwise have in the form of the template comments in the config file,
>> so maybe it's best to just not mention it here?
>
> How "advanced" is the registry config?

It's advanced in the sense that you have to create the entire structure
yourself, instead of being able to refer to a thoroughly commented
boilerplate version.

> It's fairly standard in the
> Win32 world to use the registry instead of a .INI file (esp. if you
> have a roaming profile)

Don't roaming profiles include the "Application Data" directory, hence
file-based Subversion configs should work too?

> which is why I thought it worth mentioning in
> the FAQ.

My thought is that this might be one of those times when it's better to
provide just the most straightforward way, rather than all alternatives.

Max.
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