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Re: Backends...

From: Brad <svn_at_molandernet.com>
Date: 2005-01-13 17:53:43 CET

I agree this is very dangerous idea, separation of layers is valid
concern. We will probably just end up storing all our metadata in the
oracle tables and leave subversion to simply do what it is meant for. Do
you see fsfs becoming the standard for subversion? Is there any work
being down using alternate backends?

Thanks for your reply, and many thanks for a great book and product!


On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 10:41 -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On Jan 13, 2005, at 10:36 AM, Brad wrote:
> > For our implementation, we need to decide on the backend first,
> > switching later is not an option without a rewrite of our (future)
> > tracking tool's svn API.
> I think this is a mistake. Your tools should have no idea how the
> repository is storing its data. There is *one* svn_fs.h interface that
> presents a filesystem API to any application that wants to access the
> repository. If you write your tools to use that API, then you can
> switch back-ends as often as you like.
Received on Thu Jan 13 17:51:57 2005

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