wish: better access control
Posted Sep 16, 2005 22:24 UTC (Fri) by dann
Parent article: Mercurial: an alternative to git
One thing that seems to be missing in all the new VCS is access control.
(Well, openCM has it but it does not seem to be developed anymore).
I would be nice to be able to specify fine grain permissions to a VCS.
Here are some example use cases:
- some random people decide to work together on a project, it would be nice to be able to access the server without having to create a UNIX account, set up a webserver...
- restricting access to some files/directories - for example people doing just translations don't need to have access to the code (just to minimize accidents).
- restricting access to a branch - for security related branches, when a problem is discovered and before it is fixed, just a few select people need to know about it
- enforce a freeze before a release: the release manager can just make the branch read-only
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