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RE: RE: Subversion GUI client?

From: Monks, Peter <peter.monks_at_vignette.com>
Date: 2005-01-24 06:17:40 CET

G'day JC,

> That incorrect assumption seems to be that it is OK to access the
> repository via HTTP, SSH or FTP,

I think you're mistaken about FTP. AFAIK the supported repository
access methods (in no particular order) are:
* file://
* svn://
* svn+ssh://
* http://
* https://

> but the working copy MUST be accessed via the local file system.

Why is this an assumption (incorrect or otherwise)?

> Why not allow the same access to the working copy? Why force the
> user to open additional security issues (such as those associated
> with SAMBA)?

Subversion does no such thing. I have about a dozen working copies
checked out on my hard drive right now, and I don't have SAMBA or NFS
or any other such mechanisms anywhere in sight.

> Or even better, why
> not have an API to allow the user to move files from one place to
> another on the web server?

Because Subversion isn't a web server docroot management tool - it's a
source control tool (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revision_control).


Peter Monks http://www.sydneyclimbing.com/
pmonks_at_sydneyclimbing.com http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/4455/

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