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Re: [bug 3740] Change of default behaviour

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 16:23:35 +0200

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 03:22:57PM +0200, Dimstar / Dominique Leuenberger wrote:
> Now of course I do understand that this patch does bring a change in the
> default behavior of svn: so far, we simply ignored system settings and
> let the user crawl through a documentation, finding on how to enable the
> proxy (based on the number of blog posts on how to do this, it might be
> a bit hidden, but that's another topic).

For the record I would prefer an expanded patch that adds a new
enables this behaviour. I don't think we should change the default
(no proxy) to use the system proxy settings because Subversion
is not compatible with every HTTP proxy (notably squid is often
reported to cause problems). If we start using system proxies by default
in 1.7 many users might suddently run into issues that didn't exist
for them before the update. They would perceive this as a regression.

> I for one though would argue that we're just fixing a long standing bug,
> by finally not ignoring the system anymore. Making the day-to-day life
> easier.

You would only have to set the new option once in the client config file
and from then on Subversion will always follow your system proxy settings.
Received on 2011-05-30 16:24:13 CEST

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