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Re: Remote access and continuous integration

From: Rohan Joseph <rohanjoseph_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:35:38 -0500

But this still does not address the issue of speed, does it? I agree
with the security part, but why is it so slow?

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 6:27 AM, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 00:40, Rohan Joseph <rohanjoseph_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for the pointer on the weblink.Agreed, that it is a step
>> backwards - but for the reason of speed. For some reason, every
>> command that works on http:// is much much slower than the
>> corresponding command run on file:/// . Even a simple command like svn
>> list http:// displays results in jolts and breaks instead of the
>> file:// method of access. If there is something I am missing about it,
>> could you please point it out?
> When you use file://, there is zero security. When you use Apache, the
> path-based authorization checks are performed for each path as it's
> checked out. http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.serverconfig.httpd.html#svn.serverconfig.httpd.authz.pathauthzoff
>> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 17:08, rjk1408 <rohanjoseph_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I have been looking through posts for answers to my questions -
>>>> found many similar threads, but nothing yet that is nearly exact. My
>>>> apologies for any repetition.
>>>> 1. I have a svn repository setup on a server that resides locally where I
>>>> work. This repository is currently being accessed through Apache.
>>>> 2.I am developing a continuous integration system, whereby, the entire
>>>> process of merging and committing work to the repository will be automated
>>>> (tests need to be performed on a persons code before it can be checked in
>>>> etc.)
>>>> 3. I wish to have a program running on a remote server (possibly a daemon
>>>> process), 1000 miles away, that will, at 11 pm every night, checkout the
>>>> trunk of the repository I mentioned in step 1.
>>>> Question: How do I configure my repository such that
>>>> a. The daemon process on the remote server reads and writes from my
>>>> repository through the http protocol through apache AND
>>>> b. The developers working along with me, move to the file-system access
>>>> (file:///) method of accessing the local repository.
>>> If you're currently using Apache for your human users (as opposed to
>>> the CI system you're writing), why take a step backwards in
>>> configurability and security by going to file:/// access?
>>> If you're sure this is the right thing to do (and I'm not convinced),
>>> The Manual provides information on supporting multiple access methods.
>>> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.serverconfig.multimethod.html
>> --
>> Best Regards,
>> Rohan Joseph

Best Regards,
Rohan Joseph
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