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From Julian Foad <>
Subject Re: --non-interactive and keyrings
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 13:23:16 GMT
Daniel Shahaf wrote:

> Philip Martin wrote:
>> [...] Subversion records whether a particular provider
>>  was used to store a particular password.  The KDE provider will only
>>  prompt to open the wallet when the auth data indicates that KDE was used
>>  to store a particular password.  The GNOME provider prompts to unlock the
>>  keyring whenever any password is requested, before checking the auth
>>  data to see if this particular password was stored in the keyring.
>>  I don't see any advantage to the GNOME behaviour, it looks more like a
>>  bug than a feature.
> That behaviour is defensible.  "Why should any random app I run know
> what passwords my keyring stores?"

Hi Daniel.  I don't follow what you mean.  The 'providers' that Philip refers to are bits
of Subversion code, not the KDE/Gnome APIs themselves.

- Julian

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