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Re: unversioned properties: size limitations?

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:05:12 +0100

Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com> writes:

> For a start, this would require a major change in the wire protocol,
> where the server would, as a response to a successful commit, report any
> additional "magic" changes to the client. The problem with this is that
> it is error prone; the response may never arrive, for any number of
> reasons. Therefore, the client could not mark commtited items up-to-date
> until and unless it received the response. Since at least the DAV
> protocol is stateless, this implies all sorts of complications and the
> introduction of intermediate states in the working copy.
> In short: yes, it'd be hard.

Another problem: what does the client do when it receives the changes?
The client would update the pristine text/properties to match the
repository, but what about the working text/properties? After a commit
should the working copy match the repository or not? Suppose the user
commits a text change and the server replies with a file delete, what
happens to the working file? Does the user lose the data? Does the
commit produce some sort of conflict?

Philip Martin | Subversion Committer
WANdisco // *Non-Stop Data*
Received on 2014-08-13 15:05:43 CEST

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