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Re: reposurgeon now writes Subversion repositories

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 05:35:21 -0800

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 11:25 AM, Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com> wrote:
> Actually that wasn't in my plan. It's sufficient that every commit
> get an Internet-scoped ID, anonymity isn't required.

Well without making any changes then you have two choices...

1) Have users use whatever local username for the authentication.
Have the software forge have them put in an email address or whatever
value you want to show in svn:author and then replace svn:author in a
pre-commit hook.

2) Have users authenticate with the email address or whatever value
you want to show in svn:author and have your authn setup for the
server deal with that. No hook needed.

But those two options are not what I thought you intended.

I'd originally thought you were just going for open access (what we
call anonymous access). In which case the suggestion of the username
doesn't help because the only time that gets used is when
authentication is setup.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:40 AM, Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> And besides, "username" is the authentication token, which is usually
> exactly what Eric doesn't want to put into svn:author. :)

Precisely. I was under the impression that he wanted something that
was user controlled and had nothing to do with the authentication to
display as the author.
Received on 2012-11-30 14:36:05 CET

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