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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: svnserve and ldap status ?
Date Tue, 23 Mar 2010 14:22:05 GMT
On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 02:44:55PM +0100, Remi wrote:
> I've also found a patch to use svnserve directly with ldap (
> Why this one as not been
> included in svnserve ?

My guess is lack of developer competence regarding LDAP,
which translates to lack of developer time (i.e. having enough
time to learn enough about LDAP to understand the patch).

Actually I think I've looked at that patch before but decided
I wasn't competent enough to understand it and moved on.

It's a bit unfortunate that most of our developers lack expertise in
external authentication mechanisms Subversion is hooked up to.
The reason is probably that our developers tend to focus on version control
problems rather than system administration and security. There are so many
problems to solve in version control already that patches like this get
overlooked (or put aside for "some time later") easily.

It would help to have a developer focused on authorisation mechanisms,
the ones inside of Subversion as well as integration with external ones.
Right now we have no such developer.


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