network streaming & 'VersionedFiles'.
John Arbash Meinel
john at arbash-meinel.com
Mon May 19 23:01:24 BST 2008
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Robert Collins wrote:
| I would like to drop support for the current network streaming in the
| VersionedFiles branch.
| My reasoning is that for pack branches the streaming interface being
| assembled based on the new API should be equivalent or even superior to
| the smart server streaming methods; all clients should degrade
| gracefully, and even if the interface was preserved the new client code
| would simply not try to use the old interface *anyway*.
So I believe your argument is that old clients will try
"Repository.get_data_stream" and when it is not present they will fall back to
VFS commands. And newer clients will use a different api.
I'm never a big fan of just removing stuff, but it does sound like it would be
"safe" to do so here.
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