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From Branko ─îibej <>
Subject Re: Proposal: mod_authz_svn to get an option to inform clients that resource 'cannot be written to'
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:14:12 GMT
On 21.07.2017 11:00, Paul Hammant wrote:
>     What is the story? How is this going to help Subversion users?
>     The idea sounds interesting. However, I'm not sure how it will help
>     the users. I don't mind whether I have Read Only or Read / Write
>     access to an FTP resource or another kind of remote data. I just know
>     whether I have access to the resource or not. IMO, this is a
>     communication problem and it's not what SVN has to solve.
> It will help the owners of subversion repos preventing files from
> being overwritten that they do not want to be overwritten. e.g.
> Company's Word template (.DOT files).

Use the svn:needs-lock property.

> It will help subversion end-users not upset the owners of repositories
> by changing files (and committing them back) that there are not
> supposed to.

Use access control.

-- Brane

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