[KDev3.4] Adding additional but *important* message to stable branch

dukju ahn dukjuahn at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 09:29:20 UTC 2007

Recently I read a bugreport that subversion plugin in 3.4 doesn't work
on svn+ssh protocol. The problem is not our code, but the user's lack
of proper knowledge of ssh+svn.

To use svn+ssh from any GUI svn client, users should have running
daemon of ssh-agent, set environment variable "DISPLAY" and
"SSH_ASKPASS", and finally install "ssh-askpass" program. Also,
if users run kdevelop with terminal, password asking phrase will appear
on that terminal. Users without such knowledge will just think that
"its bug of kdevelop" and we will loose fame.

My plan is to dispaly such
instructions into vcs selecting project setting page.

Is it allowed? I know that stable 3.4 branch only allows bugfixes,
but every policies and our activities are for our users. It is better to
allow people use svn+ssh inside kdevelop, than strictly
adhering policy which is for the quality of program after all.

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