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Re: How to "stage" input from a broad community?

From: Frank Gruman <fgatwork_at_verizon.net>
Date: 2006-02-08 18:25:06 CET

Matt England wrote:
> Ok. However, I don't see how Subversion, or anything else in the mix,
> can manage access control to the repo such that a user/developer can
> update the feature branch but not update the rest of the repo. Does
> such a capability exist in Subversion or something related?
> -Matt
> At 2/8/2006 10:45 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> Sounds like you want a "feature branch." When a new suggestion comes
>> in, you can copy your current development code (probably the trunk)
>> into a branch, make the changes there (by applying a patch provided
>> by the user, for example, or you could even give that specific user
>> access to that specific branch), and see how they do. If you hate
>> them, you delete the branch and forget about it. If you love them,
>> you merge the changes back into the trunk.
>> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch04s04.html#svn-ch-4-sect-4.4.2

Absolutely - it does. Check out the Subversion Book :

That should give you a start of an idea on how to manage that. You can
grant read, write, or both access to remote users to any directory
within a repository.


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