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Re: Operational restrictions in svn?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-05 21:01:36 CET

On Nov 4, 2004, at 8:18 PM, Steve Cramer wrote:

> The issue is really just that our management want some assurances that
> no developer can, either maliciously or accidentally, create branches
> or perform wide-ranging merges within the repository.

In Subversion, "creating a branch" is just creating a new directory in
the repository, one which is a copy of another. So if you prevent
users from doing that (using read/write perms on repository paths),
then you've prevented branch creation.

In Subversion, a "merge" is a two part operation. A user asks their
client to compare two server-trees, and then apply the difference as
local edits to a working-copy. Then the user commits the working-copy
changes. Once again, you can prevent this from happening by
restricting read access to certain trees, or by restricting write
access to certain places.

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