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Re: [PATCH] [gnome-keyring] Miscellaneous improvements

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 16:04:07 -0400

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Branko ╚ibej <brane_at_xbc.nu> wrote:
> Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis wrote:
> > When GNOME Keyring was found, SVN_HAVE_GNOME_KEYRING is defined in
> > svn_private_config.h but this file is never installed.
> > I think that svn_auth_get_gnome_keyring_simple_provider should be always
> > defined but it shouldn't provide real support for GNOME Keyring when
> > Subversion was built without --with-gnome-keyring.
> >
> >
> Why not? Ideally the keyring store would kick in if the necessary support
> is detected at runtime. It seems like a shame to have two different svn
> executables, e.g., one for UI-less ubuntu-server and one for ubuntu-desktop.
> For example, the Windows CryptoAPI-based password store is always compiled
> in, but checks for CrytoAPI presence at runtime, so you don't need a
> specially compiled svn.exe for, e.g., Win98 (and all gods help anyone who's
> still using that).

I agree wholeheartedly. We (CollabNet) try to provide binaries for
Linux and Solaris. It would suck if we had to make one distribution
for people with GNOME and one for people without. I would like to be
able to create a distribution that does not include it and at runtime
if the necessary libraries are present it uses them.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2008-05-01 22:04:22 CEST

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