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Re: HTTP protocol v2: rethunk.

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 13:11:15 -0800

David Glasser wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com> wrote:
>> Greg Hudson wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 09:28 -0800, Blair Zajac wrote:
>>>> Where I'm coming from is treating the svn_fs.h API as a versioned
>>>> filesystem, ignoring the version control aspects of svn, so making this
>>>> available via HTTP could be useful and have interesting applications
>>>> available in the future.
>>> Subversion's architecture has never included making the FS interface
>>> available over the network. There's no reason someone can't make a
>>> network binding to the FS layer (as you did), but that's not in any way,
>>> shape, or form the job of the Subversion RA layer.
>> There's two different things as I see it, correct me if I'm wrong. There's
>> the RA layer in C which will use the protocol. This won't change and I'm
>> not suggesting modifying it. I'm just saying, make the new protocol capable
>> of making the FS interface available over the network. Other people can
>> write their own code on top of the protocol separate from the RA layer.
> That sounds like a great third-party project, but I don't see why it
> has any business being part of the already-overextended subversion
> core.

I'm not saying we write that other code, I'm just saying the protocol should
support it.


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