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Re: Fuller WebDAV support

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 15:40:21 -0500

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Sam Halliday <sam.halliday_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> I was just checking the roadmap for SVN development and I was
> delighted to see that fuller WebDAV support is pegged as one of the
> long term goals! (once the 1.6 release is out)

The goal is actually less WebDAV, not more. At least in terms of
changing the SVN client to stop using it. The server would still
support what it does today.

> Full WebDAV support in SVN would be incredible... I'm imagining at
> least Windows, Linux and Apple machines all being able to subscribe to
> an SVN repository as a network drive over WebDAV, with full write
> access.

This has existed since SVN 1.2 and for the most part it works well.
The problems that do exist are in the clients not supporting it right.
 This has mainly been an issue with Windows.

> Obviously this is possible today with standard WebDAV from
> Apache, but to have the power of a version control system behind that
> is just incredible. For me, version control is essential behind any
> "network cloud".

This is all a bit of a head scratcher. What is it you are looking for
that is not done today? The only thing that was always on the long
term roadmap was more support of the DeltaV extensions for WebDAV. I
believe there are no longer any plans to pursue that, definitely not
in our own client. AFAIK, there are no plans for any general purpose
DeltaV clients in the works either, such as the OSX Finder. Basic
WebDAV seems as far as any of these plan to go and that works today.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2009-02-17 21:41:13 CET

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