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From: eg (egoots_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-31 12:24:12

Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>> Perhaps you should consider using mod_dontdothat on the server side to
>> "restrict" certain things you dont want people to do... like checkout
>> from the root.
> I don't understand the desire for all this hand-holding. I'd trust users
> (or at least the majority of them) to know what they are doing.
> (I was similarly irritated to see that a fresh boost checkout (CVS)
> made all files read-only, when I started using the repository directly
> some years ago. How annoying !)
> </rant>

I don't know about "hand-holding" for this project, but there are lots
of things that you can do with SVN but they might not fit your usage
policy. For example, we use hooks to enforce users to enter certain
commit log messages and don't allow commits to "tag" directories,
because it is a lot easier to do this up front. Some might consider this
hand-holding, but it fits with our environment.

You are correct in one sense that the decision to use the mod_dontdothat
is more for administrators than for end users... if you get too many
people hitting your servers checking out the entire tree, it consumes
resources, which you might not want. The tool (mod_dontdothat) was
written with that in mind. I only pass the info along as people here are
just starting out with SVN and might not know it exists.

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