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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: non-committers & branches in SVN
Date Fri, 03 Nov 2006 10:27:00 GMT
Whoa, thanks for the vote of confidence Erik!!

I am interested in eventually becoming a committer (and I have
submitted my Apache ICLA) but I don't want to rush/force the process
or anything.

I was just wondering if there is a more lightweight approach in
between non-committer and committer that restricts rights to just
branches.  Or even something like a committer creates the branch and
then grants commit access for just this one private branch to a
non-committer.  It sounds like Subversion's per-directory
authorization controls could indeed support this use case but maybe
this is not typically done.


Erik Hatcher wrote:
> You'd still have to be voted in as a committer, but privileges could 
> certainly be partitioned easily to just branches if we wanted to make it 
> so narrowly constrained.  And you'd be subject to the Apache CLA 
> paperwork too.
> I think you've (*grin*) the level of contribution that calling for a 
> vote for your committership is in order anyway.
>     Erik
> On Nov 2, 2006, at 11:30 AM, Michael McCandless wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is it possible to allow non-committers (= me!) to commit only to
>> branches in Subversion?  Is such a thing even feasible, or ever done
>> in other projects?
>> I'm just asking because for something like the lockless commits patch
>> it would be very helpful as I iterate with people (thanks Yonik!) who
>> have reviewed it to be able to just commit my changes to a dedicated
>> "private" branch and this way they can then just "svn up" or
>> use "svn diff" to see only the diffs between my first patch &
>> the fixes, etc.
>> It would also have been helpful in the original development to have
>> source control fallback as I was building out the first patch.  It
>> always makes me nervous accumulating long-living mods outside of
>> source control in the first place.  Better to commit often.
>> It's obviously feasible to just keep re-submitting entire patches with
>> each iteration but it sure would be nice to be able to use svn instead!
>> Mike

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