Re: [Twisted-web] WebDAV branch merge

David Reid dreid at
Tue Dec 20 14:25:29 MST 2005

On Dec 20, 2005, at 12:10 PM, L. Daniel Burr wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 12:25:36 -0600, David Reid <dreid at>  
> wrote:
>> I'm not sure that there is a policy for minimum version support  
>> across subprojects, but I support bumping the minimum python  
>> requirement for Twisted.web2 to python2.3.  I'm a little bit more  
>> bothered by the xattr requirement.  I'd support making this  
>> pluggable atleast before release (even if we only have a single  
>> xattr based implementation)  But I'm leaning towards that this  
>> shouldn't block the merge, as there is significant interest in Dav  
>> and it's generally better to branch from trunk (i.e. to improve  
>> vfs usage *ahem* stephen.)
>> -David
> Has anyone taken a peek at the WebDAV implementation that was done  
> for Google's Summer of Code?  I think it was called PyFileServer,  
> or something like that.  Just wondering if that author came up with  
> a solution that didn't require xattr.
> Daniel

I was not aware of any such implementation, was this using Twisted?   
Really xattr is an implementation detail, and should be easily  
abstracted into a more pluggable solution.


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