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Subject [Subversion Wiki] Trivial Update of "ServerDictatedConfiguration" by pburba
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:39:48 GMT
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The "ServerDictatedConfiguration" page has been changed by pburba:

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  == Design: Server-Dictated Configuration ==
+ <<TableOfContents>>
  Many software development shops of non-trivial size desire to have (and to the extent possible,
to enforce) a uniform configuration environment among the various clients which commit to
their repositories.  Although these shops may have some ability to control the environment
on the client machines (dictating software versions, etc), expecting humans to consistently
set and maintain various runtime configuration parameters in accordance with corporate policy
and on every repository-accessing client computer is both error-prone and unscalable.
  Subversion already provides the means of enforcing much (but not all) of this configuration
through the hook script mechanism, but at best this can only punish non-compliant client behavior
and clumsily recommend configuration changes (which, again, a human must implement on their
client computer). Allowing the administrator to store a default configuration on the server,
which is automatically pushed to and honored by (well-behaved) clients, would save both time
and frustration.

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