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

From: Christian Neumair <chris_at_gnome-de.org>
Date: 2006-08-31 22:54:25 CEST

Am Montag, den 10.04.2006, 19:24 +0200 schrieb Stefan K√ľng:
> 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
> repobrowser).
>
> 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.

Maybe you could elaborate a bit on this issue? I'm interested in exactly
the same feature for the HTTP(S)/WebDAV-based, Apache-powered scenario.

I think the new SVNListParentPath feature introduced in Subversion 1.3
is amazing, wouldn't it be possible to send an additional HTTP header
that advertizes to the (repo) browser/WebDAV client that the current URI
is a repository collection? How much is the repo browser different from
a generic WebDAV folder display utility (this might make a good FAQ
entry)?

I'm currently absolving an internship at an EE/IT company, and I'm
willing to hack on the repo browser if required :).

Thanks for your great efforts!

-- 
Christian Neumair <chris@gnome-de.org>
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