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Re: 1.2 - SVNAutoversioning on windows

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-19 05:48:06 CEST

On Apr 18, 2005, at 7:19 PM, Mark Phippard wrote:

>> Can you, please, describe the exactly magic buttons you push to
>> assosiate
> the
>> webfolder with a drive letter? (or how do you edit the file on the web
> folder?)
>> I create a web folder in the "My Network Places/Add network place"
> wizard.
>> Once it is created, I have the web folders appears there.
> I am seeing the same thing. My server is Win2K3 running Apache 2.0.54,
> client is XP with SP2. I mount the repository using Add Network Place.
> Files do not have an Open action attached to them. I can open and
> save the
> files from Word using its File Open dialog to the Network Place.

What's going on here is that you're right, a "WebFolder" isn't the same
as a real drive-letter network share. Only file-types whose handler
natively understands DAV will have the "open" action, such as .doc

The trick is to grab yourself a program which allows you to attach DAV
shares as drive letters, like the one Novell gives away for free (I
forget the name), or the "WebDrive" program that you can buy.

On OSX, things are a little simpler. When you mount a DAV share in the
Finder, it appears on the desktop like a typical network disk, and is
mounted as a real mount-point in unix, just like an nfs share. The
support is at the kernel-level. With WebFolders, there's no
kernel-level fs translation going on -- it's purely userspace candy
happening from Windows explorer, so the onus is on DAV-aware apps (like
MS Office) to do the real DAV commands. Gnome's Nautilus is much the
same way.

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