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Re: [Issue 4124] New - Give servers sufficient means to disallow commits from clients based on version numbers

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:48:12 -0500

On 02/23/2012 10:35 AM, Mark Phippard wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Paul Burba <ptburba_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Why not just give users what they want? A capability string (or comparable
>>> mechanism) that carries the client's version number, for use with start-commit
>>> hooks in allowing/denying clients which don't meet the administrator's quality
>>> requirements?
>> Mike,
>> +1 to this enhancement. One question though, are you envisioning a
>> new "capability" for each minor release or for each patch release? I
>> assume the latter, but that's not entirely clear from the issue
>> writeup.
> I would suggest something easily parseable like "ClientVersion-1.7.3"
> I would assume it would be a single string that contained the exact
> version number and it would be up to the hook script to do something
> with it.

As Mark indicated, I was *not* thinking about a different capability per
release -- just a single, changing one. My suggested syntax was to be
"client-version=1.7.3", establishing precedent for the use of the equal sign
for name/value pairs.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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Received on 2012-02-23 16:48:45 CET

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