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Re: windows lusers & linux repository

From: <pll_at_lanminds.com>
Date: 2003-09-30 14:52:42 CEST

>Thanks. But if it can't the shard network file system
>can't be written to then it must be a big issue with
>subversion. Do you know if I can achieve a file
>repository on a shared network drive accessible by
>windows and linux users using CVS?
>I'll take a look at tortoise.

What Ben is saying is that the repo, shared out under the DAV
protocol, and accessed by a normal, non-svn DAV client, such as
a Windows or Mac system, using "Web Folders", results in a read-only
file system. This should not be interpreted to mean that Windows
systems can not be used as svn clients. Quite to the contrary, there
are many people using Windows and Macs for development with
Subversion as the back-end revision control system.

This "Web Folder" feature is a side effect of using http as the
network transport for Subversion. However, Subversion needed to
extend this some in order to attain the functionality of a rev
control system since DAV doesn't provide everything.

So, if you only want to *browse* the repo, you can do that without
any special software (great for those management types who wish to
feel like they can look at things and later "contribute" their wise
insights, but not actually change anything :)

Therefore, you can safely avoid installing software on people's
systems who don't really need it, and only worry about those who need
access to the repository.

I hope that helps clear things up a little.

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