Use of database for SCM

John A Meinel john at
Fri Jun 24 18:49:44 BST 2005

Valentino Volonghi aka Dialtone wrote:

>John A Meinel wrote:
>>Right now you can already 'bzr pull' a bzr repository over http. You
>>can't push to http (since plain http doesn't support that), and the
>Can you please elaborate on this? I know POST and PUT and both should
>be perfectly capable of pushing a patch to an HTTP server at a specified
>Or sending many parallel POSTs/PUTs to modify the files at the
>corresponding URL.
>And PUT/POST is perfectly standard and plain HTTP. What features do you
>have in mind
>that should be needed?
POST/PUT are perfectly standard HTTP to send some data to a CGI script.
Which means that you have to have some sort of customized software
installed on the server side.
And if you have customized software on the server, you might as well
install something nicer that HTTP POST.

At least that is my understanding. Is it truly possible that without
configuring a cgi script you can push files over http into a directory?

ftp/sftp etc obviously support that sort of thing.
Right now bzr is considering the best way to handle remote filesystem
access, since you want to do the right thing when it comes to locking files.


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