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Re: SQL backend development intention

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 01:52:56 -0700

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Jan Horak <horak.honza_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
>
> I'm writing first time to Subversion Mailing List with the aim of
> getting involved in the project. I will shortly present my intention:
>
> I'm studying at Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic, Europe)
> and I'm just starting to work on my dimploma thesis. The goal of the
> thesis is to design and implement an SQL backend for the Subversion
> (specificly MySQL).
>
> As I've read some messages in the mailing list archive, there had been
> some attempts to implement this extension and I belive there are enough
> reasons to spend a time to do that. But as far as I know, nobody has got
> any satisfactory results yet.
>
> If there is anybody, who has considered with this topic, I would very
> appreciate every relevant information - for example some existing
> materials, analyses, desings, parts of code, .. simply anything.

I guess the first question is: why?

Not that this is a bad idea or anything. But what goal are you trying
to accomplish by implementing a new Subversion backend? Is it just an
exercise in "to see if I can", or will it offer benefits over the
current backends? (eg performance, maintainability, interesting new
queries, etc.) If nothing else, knowing what problem you're trying to
solve will help guide your schema design.

--dave

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