RFC: Managing Mercurial Repositories Remotely

Jesse Glick jesse.glick at sun.com
Wed Feb 20 11:20:21 CST 2008

Marcin Kasperski wrote:
> I have mixed feelings about allowing remote activities through HTTP

Isn't push a remote activity?

> in many cases people serve via HTTP not SSH just because they want to
> avoid giving users too much freedom

Exactly why I would want to offer just a couple of very limited 
operations, such as clone. You can do this over SSH as well, but it 
seems pretty awkward:


Of course for infrequent one-off activities like this a regular web 
interface would work just as well; I don't see a compelling need for 
integration into the client's hg tool.

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