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Re: is webdav really usefull?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-09 00:11:21 CEST

On Jun 8, 2005, at 3:05 PM, Nina Pham wrote:

> I just upgrade my svn server to version 1.2 on my fedora core 2
> server and also try to use webdav autoversioning. I have some
> issues using webdav autoversioning on my XP PC which makes me not
> so sure about how useful webdav is.
> I added a network place to add my repository.
> 1. The folder appears and I have to copy files that I want to
> change to another place to be able to edit then copy back to the
> original folder.
> 2. Can not give the logging comments.
>
> I think it would take less time to just checkout using either
> https, or samba. One doesn't have to do copy, edit, and recopy, and
> you can provide comments when doing commit. In addition, there are
> more things you can do from https/samba checkout working copy than
> webdav.
> Please correct if I'm wrong.
>

Please read this newly rewritten book explanation of autoversioning,
especially the Webfolders section:

    http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.webdav.clients.html

In short, XP 'network place' is a lousy dav client, not able to do
much. If you were to get a better DAV client like netdrive or
webdrive, then every application could use webdav transparently. The
repository would appear to be a drive letter.

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