On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 07:31:00PM +0100, Chris Withers wrote:
> So, svn.zope.org causes me pain at the moment:
> - it uses the bizarre svn or svn+ssh protocols, which I find annoying 
> (ports blocked on routers, can't check with a browser, etc)

+10 for continuing to support svn+ssh, it's the best thing ever!

    * secure (passphrase-protected key)
    * convenient (ssh-agent means you only type the passphrase once)
    * convenient to use remotely (ssh agent forwarding means I ssh into
      a remote server and can use svn without having to store a key or a
      password anywhere on that remote server)

The story may be different for Windows users (as usual).

+0.5 for alternatively accepting authenticated https access (I'm not the
admin, so it doesn't cost me, but I'm also not going to use it)

BTW I've yet to see a firewall that blocks SSH.  Am I lucky?

> - the web front end is ancient and not as good as other options (Trac, 
> WebSVN)

+1 for having trac as a subversion browser.

In fact, see http://zope3.pov.lt/trac

The svn repository mirror used by that trac instance is updated with
svnsync every 5 minutes.

> - the process for adding keys is baroque and managed by one person who 
> is too busy to help with it (Jim)

I would not mind spending some time in a sprint writing a Zope 3 svn key
management web app, but that's only a small part of the solution.
Authentication and deployment are the other---bigger--two parts.

Marius Gedminas
http://pov.lt/ -- Zope 3 consulting and development

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