[SAC] SVN group for Spanish Book

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Jun 26 13:51:32 EDT 2007

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> On 26-Jun-07, at 10:27 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> Lorenzo Becchi wrote:
>>> dear SAC group,
>>> Victor Olaya, responsible for the Spanish GIS book, made an osgeo 
>>> account (volaya) and tried to commit to SVN dir [1] I've made a while 
>>> ago.
>>> I have no problems to commit with my user name.
>>> Would it be possible to create a group for Spanish book and manage it 
>>> from the ldap_group script [2]?
>> Lorenzo,
>> I'd like to suggest that this book just live in the same subversion
>> repository used for the journal and the web site.  Creating and managing
>> new subversion repositories has some overhead, and I'd like to avoid
>> doing it if we can just keep a bunch of related osgeo efforts all in one
>> place.
> I agree that a single repository is fine, but is there a way to 
> integrate fine-grained group-level access within the repository?  I'm 
> not familiar with how group permissions work in SVN, but can we set up 
> separate groups for journal, web site, book subdirectories?


I don't think this is trivial, though I'm sure it is possible.  Perhaps
Howard will be interested in pursuing this, but I'm not.

I have already learned the lesson that fine grained access control is
a recipe for management complexity, and contributor frustration.  So it
really isn't an avenue I care to be involved in.

Best regards,
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