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Re: [Fwd: Caching password in Windows 98]

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-08-05 18:54:26 CEST

I hate to do this, but... Can you follow up again, this time including
all recipients (i.e., the dev list). We need to keep this thread
crossposted, since it involves a change.

-K

John Locke <mail@freelock.com> writes:
> On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 09:03, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > to boil it down further:
> >
> > 1) Right now, failing to get the username from the system is a
> > fatal error. It would be better if when the client fails to get
> > a username from the system, it would simply prompt the user
> > (just as if it had gotten a username, but that username had
> > failed the authentication challenge with the repository).
> >
> > 2) If the client gets a username (by any means), that username
> > should always be cached *unless* it fails an authentication
> > challenge. In other words, if no challenge happens, but we have
> > auth parameters available, then cache them -- it can't hurt.
> >
>
> > So I think if we fix (1) and (2), the rest of the solution is in
> > TSVN's domain.
> >
>
> > Folks, have I summarized this problem correctly, or am I missing
> > something important here? Feedback welcome, please get to me before I
> > file an issue... :-)
>
> Sounds good to me... thanks for taking this up! Turns out I had lost
> some users before even knowing there was a problem...
>
> FWIW, (1) is what I see as being the fundamental problem, because it
> prevents non-technical users on Windows 98 from being able to use
> Subversion at all. Caching is a convenience issue--the fatal error makes
> it entirely broken.
>
> --John
>
>
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