[PATCH] Detect type of http repo
mark.williamson at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Feb 17 21:30:04 CST 2008
Not sure this patch would want to go in as-is but I wanted feedback on the way
I was doing this. I've knocked up a little extra code that probes what kind
of http repository is available - returning an intelligent httprepo if
possible, falling back to static otherwise (and complaining if neither are
It'd be nice if static-http could "just work" without having to enter a
funny-looking URL; some of us have cruel sysadmins who make CGIs not work and
it's potentially confusing to find that they're really required rather than
In case the auto-detect is not desired I've added an "hg://" alias that will
force use of httprepo and left in static-http:// which will force the
statichttprepo to be used.
The upshot of this from a dynamic server's point of view is that we waste one
command round-trip when a repo instance is created, by running the "heads"
command to see if anyone is at home. If anyone is worried about the
performance implications of this, we could eliminate this by failing over to
a statichttprepo a bit later on but that would make the code more complex.
PS. if cloning from remote bundles gets implemented, e.g. as suggested by
the "pack" extension, I could look at adding support for detecting that too.
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