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Re: Relationship between SVN and WebDAV

From: Jeremy Aston <jeremyaston_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2004-03-18 13:20:20 CET

Doh!

I've just gone back to the SVN documenation and seen a
whole chunk of appendicies that I originally missed on
this topic.

I'll read through it and see if it answers my
question.

Rgds

Jeremy

 --- Jeremy Aston <jeremyaston@yahoo.co.uk> wrote: >
Hi,
>
> I have been trying out SVN as an alternative to CVS
> and been very impressed. I have been using WebDAV
> under Apache to remotely access my repository and it
> has worked like a dream. I am now thinking of some
> further work that needs doing for a customer of mine
> and thinking about how best to layer (if indeed I
> need
> to) WebDAV and SVN.
>
> Here is a simple scenario - I have an XML file which
> I
> want to be edited by both myself and my customer. I
> host the file on a WebDAV enabled server so that my
> customer can use JEdit with it's WebDAV plugin to
> modify the file. WebDAV gives me basic versioning.
>
> I now want the file to be properly versioned ( in
> the
> context of a broader use case and true CVS/SVN type
> capabilities) - so I put place it in an SVN
> repository.
>
> Do I now need to get my client to use an SVN client
> to
> get the file and commit it back or can I somehow
> continue to allow them to use a WebDAV client?
>
> The ONE advantage of being able to use WebDAV (as
> far
> as my relativly limited experience goes) is that I
> can
> exclusively lock any given file to implement a
> fairly
> basic workflow process - e.g. the file is currently
> being worked on by my customer so none of my team
> should make any changes until the file comes back
> and
> the lock is removed. I don't beleive I can lock a
> specific file in an SVN repositiory but someone may
> correct me on this.
>
> What is the best strategy for this collaborative
> production scenario?
>
> Best regards
>
> Jeremy Aston
>
>
>
>
>
>
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