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Re: [TSVN] ATTN: Peter Mounce, re: Issue #154

From: Peter Mounce <pete_at_molehole.org>
Date: 2005-09-12 13:58:04 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:
> On 9/12/05, Peter Mounce <pete@molehole.org> wrote:
>
>
>>Would adding a "commit as: " combobox, next to the "Keep Locks" checkbox
>>to the commit dialog be an acceptable compromise? The selection change
>>would cause the OK button to, onclick, pop up an authentication dialog
>>(if the user has no details in the cache; I don't know if the auth cache
>>just remembers one set of details) for the new user, something like
>>that? It would still, I think, be prone to error, because there'd be no
>>nice way to prompt the user all the time if they're sure they mean to
>>commit as who they say they are! Perhaps an optional schizophrenia TSVN
>>mode? :)
>
>
> The problem is that Subversion stores the auth data encrypted. And so
> we can't just remove the auth data for the specific URL you want to
> commit to but always have to delete *all* auth data. That would make
> some users very angry if we would do that.

Ah, ok; there's no .svnpasswd type thing, then. Wonder if that would be
a nice feature request - probably not, because if one's working in unix,
one just uses su, then commit, if one's sharing a workstation...

> A way to hide the shell extension from all users but the one who
> installed it would be if the "install for current user" option in our
> installer would actually work/would get implemented again. Then, the
> COM object would only be registered under HKCU instead of HKLM.

As I said; working on the dialog for that, been interrupted by flat-hunting.

Pete

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