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Re: Encrypted Repositories. . .?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-06-21 02:12:57 CEST

Greg Thomas <thomasgd@omc.bt.co.uk> writes:
> Well, I can see a way it could be. svn is enhanced such that the code
> is encrypted at the client side, and then passed over the network and
> stored on disk, still encrypted. When you check out the code, it's
> decrypted client side.
>
> The drawback is that all files would essentially become binary and
> hence non-mergable.

No, merging happens on the client-side anyway, so the files would
still be mergeable. In fact, outside the authentication step for the
encryption, this scheme should result in no user-visible behavioral
changes on the client side.

On the server side, though, repository hooks would no longer be able
to examine the contents of files. That could be a problem.

-Karl

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