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Re: feature request - repo-browser browse non-repositories in sane manner

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-10 19:24:45 CEST

Donald H Locker wrote:
> Currently, when repo-browsing, when I reach the top of my hierarchy
> (file:///\Server/Users/blahblah/SVNRepositories/) I can't discover the
> names of the repositories contained therein. To do so, I need to use
> Windogx Exploder to look at the directories in SVNRepositories, then
> type the name into the URL dialog box to get to the right repository.

That's correct: the repo browser only can fetch data from a repository.
The list of repositories is *not* inside a repository, so there's no
apache module to respond to the queries of the repobrowser.
With Subversion 1.3, there's a new directive for mod_dav_svn:
SVNListParentPath on
which will make that module return a list of all repositories under
SVNParentPath to a webbrowser (but that still won't work with the

That can't be easily changed. Even if we could, it would increase the
latency a lot, so we wouldn't do it anyway. Sorry.


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