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Re: AW: the source code in the SVN client for transferring the delta

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:34:00 +0000 (GMT)

Markus Schaber wrote:

> Hi, Bo,
>
> Von: Bo Chen [mailto:bo.irvine.chen_at_gmail.com]
>> I am just starting to investigate into the source code of SVN.
>>
>> Can you please give me more introductions for it. In my previous
>> experiences for network communication, I can simply establish a network
>> connection, and send the information to the server via the socket, and that is
>> it. Why SVN is so complicated for it, e.g., depends on the RA layer´╝č
>
> The main reason is that SVN supports several different ways of accessing the
> repository:
> - The "http" and "https" protocols, handled alternatively
> via "serf" or "neon" libraries.
> - The custom "svn" protocol.
> - Tunneling of the custom svn protocol through ssh or other external
> communication tools.
> - Direct, local repository access with "file" URLs (there is no
> "server" involved in that case).
>
> The RA (Repository Access) layer abstracts those.

There's a nice system block diagram here:
<http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.7/svn.intro.whatis.html#svn.intro.architecture>.

- Julian
Received on 2013-03-28 16:34:35 CET

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