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[Subclipse-dev] Read-protection of Subclipse SVN repository

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-02-28 10:27:46 CET

On Mon, 24 Oct 2005, Mark Phippard wrote:

> "Alexander Kitaev" <alex@tmate.org> wrote on 10/24/2005 01:23:33 PM:
...
> > Regarding Subclipse source code: I'm not aware of the exact reasons for
> > making Subclipse repository read-protected, and it will be better (from
> the
> > license point of view) to make it world-readable, but in case there are
> some
> > important (or technical) reasons to keep it read-protected, current
> access
> > policy is ok. As far as I understood guest account information could be
> > easily obtained from the mailing list or upon request.
>
> This isn't our decision, it is just the way tigris.org works. When the
> repository moved under the control of tigris.org, this happened. AFAIK,
> the account guest/guest works for all tigris.org repositories (making the
> whole policy kind of stupid anyway). Otherwise, your tigris.org account
> works.
>
> The tigris.org repository browser (based on ViewCVS) does not require
> authentication.

BTW, this is largely related to Apache httpd's authn/authz mechanisms.
I recently started an internal discussion on possible ways to avoid
this annoyance. I'll let'cha know if I hear anything.

-- 
Daniel Rall

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