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Re: --non-interactive and keyrings

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 13:23:16 +0000 (GMT)

Daniel Shahaf wrote:

> Philip Martin wrote:
>> [...] Subversion records whether a particular provider
>> was used to store a particular password.  The KDE provider will only
>> prompt to open the wallet when the auth data indicates that KDE was used
>> to store a particular password.  The GNOME provider prompts to unlock the
>> keyring whenever any password is requested, before checking the auth
>> data to see if this particular password was stored in the keyring.
>> I don't see any advantage to the GNOME behaviour, it looks more like a
>> bug than a feature.
> That behaviour is defensible.  "Why should any random app I run know
> what passwords my keyring stores?"

Hi Daniel.  I don't follow what you mean.  The 'providers' that Philip refers to are bits of Subversion code, not the KDE/Gnome APIs themselves.

- Julian
Received on 2012-02-03 14:26:31 CET

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