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Re: Improvements to ‘debian/watch’ for fetching from VCS

Ben Finney wrote:
> Raphael Geissert <atomo64+debian@gmail.com> writes:
>> Ben Finney wrote:
>>> * the fact that the URL doesn't necessarily indicate what VCS tool is
>>>   needed to interact with it (just about all of them allow an HTTP URL
>>>   for public read-only access, so that's what will commonly be used
>>>   here)
>> That can easily solved, svn+http://...
> I'd prefer, if the information is to be encoded in the URL, that the
> URL should remain useable as-is with the VCS tool itself.
> I know that's possible for ‘svn+http://’;, but it's not possible for
> ‘bzr+http://’; if the files are merely stored on plain HTTP (i.e.
> without a Bazaar server driving it). What about others?
Actually, in Subversion svn+http:// is different from http:// too. svn+
is reserved for the tunneling of the native Subversion protocol (svn://,
svn+ssh://), whereas http:// is used for WebDAV/DeltaV.



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