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Re: Fuller WebDAV support

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 15:58:27 -0500

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 3:49 PM, Sam Halliday <sam.halliday_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> My hope was that Apple Finder, Windows Explorer and the various Linux
> FS mount systems would be able to subscribe to an SVN WebDAV location
> and use them as a read/write network drive (i.e. Class 2 WebDAV). When
> I tried this on Apple Finder, I noted that modifying anything (or
> attempting to create new files) resulted in an error. Are you saying
> this *should* work? Apple Finder only works with Class 2 WebDAV.

I am not sure what Class 2 means, but it probably has something to do
with locking and WebDAV autoversioning. This has been in the product
since 1.2 and it works. I use it from the Apple Finder, although it
has some annoying behaviors such as doing a LOT of commits.

> If SVN WebDAV worked in this way, you could imagine a network drive
> that could be accessed like any normal WebDAV folder, yet with full
> version support behind the scenes (although admittedly less quality
> with the interim versions, and no logs). There are many situations
> where this is favourable.

As I said, this has existed for years and lots of people use it.
Especially for things like graphic designers that just need to be able
to copy in new versions of files, but also people using Microsoft
Office etc. which has WebDAV functionality built-in.

See: http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn.webdav.html

Mark Phippard
Received on 2009-02-17 21:58:51 CET

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