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Re: CVS access control

From: yap_noel
Subject: Re: CVS access control
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 10:45:50 -0400

>When you're at it, you should also allow for different ruling on different
>branches, not only directories.
>I've been into the need for having write-permission (and it's a nice idea
>general) only to the a particular "sandbox" branch of a project.
>That would be a nice feature in CVS, also because it _can't_ be supported
>only on the basis of file permissions.

I'm kind of against this, too, since branch-level permissions don't afford
security at all since the archive file is still writable.  All these ACLs
will afford is a false sense of security.

The "right" way to do what you want (although I'll admit it's more
difficult) is to create a file system that supports versioning.  katie
( is such a project but I don't
know how it's progressing.


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