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Re: [RFC] Server Dictated Configuration

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:22:05 +0200

Paul Burba wrote on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 16:55:48 -0500:
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 1:57 PM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> > I must have blanked out through the sequence of emails that got us from
> > "let's solve a couple of oft-reported user issues regarding auto-props and
> > ignores" to "let's implement custom inherited properties".  But in general,
> > I'm with Ivan here.
> >
> > Subversion's behavior is unaffected by user-defined properties, so we have
> > zero obligation to implement any sort of advanced handling APIs that may or
> > may not ever be used in conjunction with those properties.
>
> I'm not proposing anything like that...
>
> > We need to
> > provide a way to set properties; we need to provide a way to get them (as
> > efficiently as possible).
>
> Agreed. Just the basics, that is all I am suggesting.
>
> > The users can then do whatever they want with the
> > results, choosing to interpret their own custom properties as inheritable or
> > not based on criteria that is likewise custom
>
> Ah, here is where I suspect we have a disconnect. You say users can
> choose "to interpret their own custom properties as inheritable".
> This seemingly implies that there is no real difference between
> "normal" user properties and "inheritable" user properties; it's all
> in how we chose to interpret them. Is this what you are saying?
>
> Because if it is, I think this is a mistake, as I've explained
> elsethread. I'll take another stab at explaining my objection:
>
> [It should be possible to read inheritable properties, but not other
> properties, from the repository root even without read access to it.]
>
> Make sense?
>

Why can't the admin simply set the property on every project root?

Just like we, redundantly, set svn:ignore to the same value on all
subversion/tests/libsvn_*/ directories.

Daniel

P.S. Sorry if my []-summarizing of your email is inaccurate.
Received on 2012-01-26 23:22:49 CET

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