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Re: Callbacks, prompts, etc. for issue 2779

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:14:37 +0200

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 08:28:06AM -0500, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> -Hyrum (who doesn't envy Mike's position of being at the receiving end
> of "design by committee")

I appeal to this commitee to saving Mike from unnecessary complexity!
Let's try not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

Subversion ain't a web browser. Let's just punt on temporary redirects,
and ask the humble user to configure their working copy to point to either
a permantly redirecting server, or a server that does not redirect at all.
If no such server exists, the administrator shall be consulted,
and he shall use his unlimited powers to fix the issue.

Recall this part from Mike's last speech, which had a very appropriate
typo in it:
 Bug that's would be so intrusive in the codebase as to be impractical
 at a minimum, with a tendency towards just plain broken.

We can still improve the behaviour for temporary redirects further,
in a second iteration. The branch as it is right now promises nice
functionality, as long as the problem of security downgrades will also
be dealt with.

Stefan
Received on 2010-07-30 16:15:29 CEST

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