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Re: tags vs. branches

From: Files <files_at_poetryunlimited.com>
Date: 2003-09-09 20:26:53 CEST

It wouldn't be access control in any case - ANYONE could read it. It just couldn't
be written to. Doesn't ext2/3 use EA for ACLS and regular properties for normal
ugo+rwx access?

Couldn't we have those properties at least propagated into subversion so that when
they came back out, they would be set? I mean, subversion IS supposed to be a
filesystem as well as revision control isn't it?

Why not allow those properties to be propagated/set by anyone that has access to
subversion, and then when the file is finally checked out, those permissions would
automatically be applied as if the user had "copied" the file a la cp.

It does that today. Why not now?

Just a thought. It would definitely make subversion much more useful in that regard,
as well as make my Subversion Explorer that much simpler to implement. :-P

For those not in the know, having seen many different things listed recently, about
exploreing subversion repositories, one thing that strikes me is that we keep
reinventing the wheel.

For the past 4 months since I started using Subversion, I have been attempting to
avoid exactly that - while maintaining maximal compatibility with any available
filesystem in a transparent manner (under a restricted environment) in a completely
view neutral manner.

The results are up and coming and that's all I'll say at the moment.

The only major problem I'm having right now is infrastructure refactoring - I've got
to a point that it doesn't scale well, so I'm rethinking parts of it.

But in the words of Knuth or Sedgewick or was it Dykstra (not sure who it was) and
paraphrasing liberally - indirection lives.


Alexander Mueller (XelaRellum@web.de) wrote:
>>>But how about this:
>>>- introduce a new property svn:final. If this is true/1 then no
>>>changes can be commit to the files that have this property set
>> No thanks. If we start down this road of doing access control via
>> properties, we should go ahead and invest the effort into making a
>> fully functional access control system. No half-hearted hacks,
>> please.
>ACL would be fine for me.... :-)
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