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Re: Commit User Display/Change

From: Nathan Kidd <nathan-svn_at_spicycrypto.ca>
Date: 2007-07-24 00:37:55 CEST

Anthony wrote:
> What I was asking for is a way to do it before
> commit. Meaning, on the commit form have a way to switch user so the
> commit goes in as someone else. In general, it is really needed to know
> which user is authenticated and a way to switch users without clearing
> out all authentication. Basically to switch user on one checkout
> directory and not the whole computer. Even for test purposes as admin
> if a new account is setup authentication has to be cleared or on a
> different computer to try. I am not sure if other people find this
> difficult at times as I do.

We've had similar needs for a few years. I even made a feature request
back in http://svn.haxx.se/tsvn/archive-2005-09/0510.shtml but it got
shot down (Okay, that UI proposal *did* add another checkbox to the UI :).

I don't think the only use-cases for this are only, as some suggest, a
result of bad usage/policy. In our office with many devs working
together it does happen with some regularity that we'd like to be able
to specify a specific user on commit.

However, till such time as I write a patch myself (with a UI that keeps
everyone happy), I've been living on some customized batch files that
swap out the %appdata%\Subversion\auth cached files as necessary.


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Received on Tue Jul 24 00:35:59 2007

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