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Re: Another WebDAV+Autoversioning question...

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-13 05:00:25 CET

On Jan 12, 2005, at 7:54 PM, Alan Knowles wrote:

> google for Novell's netdrive or webdrive (cant remember the name) - it
> works perfectly from the tests I've done.

Ah, okay, then we're confusing problems here. Let me clarify.

1. There is no problem with apache/subversion/autoversioning. It
works identically on every server OS.

2. When it comes to reading the share, most DAV clients work fine
against such a server setup: nautilus, KDE, OSX, cadaver, etc.

3. When it comes to writing to the share, files need to be "dragged" to
the share, rather than opened directly from the share. Appendix C in
the book explains this, and discusses some workarounds. When svn 1.2
is released, the autoversioning feature will no longer have such a
limitation, since we'll have real locking.

4. On some versions of Windows -- XP in particular -- the built-in DAV
client ("webfolders") often doesn't work against apache all. While
most folks have never had problem using Win98 or WinNT/2K "webfolders",
it's generally recommended that XP webfolders not be used at all
against apache. Even the author of mod_dav recommends other win32 DAVE
clients like netdrive or webdrive.

So to answer the original poster's question: "Yes, the server setup
you propose works just fine, regardless of the server's OS. But
Windows XP's built-in DAV client has stopped being interoperable with
apache's mod_dav."

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