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Re: svn authentication

From: Sheryl <gubydala_at_his.com>
Date: 2006-09-07 23:03:49 CEST

Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Sep 1, 2006, at 23:10, Sheryl wrote:
>> [snip] Thanks for the, um, warm welcome.
> I beg your pardon; I'm so very sorry. I lost track of who the
> original poster was.

Not a problem. I realized what happened and was more playful than peeved.

>> [snip] but if
>> there's not some architectural impediment to porting the Mac OS
>> keychain
>> solution to Linux that could be worth spending some time on.
> Does Linux have an OS-level feature comparable to the Mac OS X
> Keychain? If so, then presumably Subversion could use that on Linux.
> I don't expect that the Mac OS X Keychain code could be reused,
> though, since that would be specific to the Mac OS X Keychain APIs.

Well, that's what I don't know. I haven't used MacOS and I'm relatively
new to Linux (but have been a developer or admin on various flavors of
UNIX for 16-18 years). I read a few things on the Mac sites about this,
and the API supposedly is built on top of an open standard. Also, Apple
has released source code. So in theory maybe the API could be ported to
Linux if it has been written intelligently.

This is not total "blue sky" on my part, I've had some experience porting
software. It's just that I'm starting with no background in this
particular area and so while I would be willing to spend some time trying
to get this or another approach working I'm not really sure of the best
approach or how to go about it as yet.

Even having some kind of "wrapper" program for the svn command so that it
runs more like an ftp session instead of disjoint commands would be an
improvement for CLI users. I've considered writing something like that in
expect, but haven't had time to work on it yet.


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Received on Thu Sep 7 23:08:10 2006

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