I've had a couple of journeys in to London over the last few weeks, and I've been able to use the time on the train to include support for remote Subversion repositories in to SVN::Web.
In use it's identical to 0.49, except that you can now specify the repositories to browse using Subversion URLs.
So if you have this config fragment in your config.yaml:
that still works. But you can now do:
That's no great change. But you can also do this:
to link to remote repositories and browse them. So if your favourite open source project is using Subversion, but is using SomeOther(tm) web repository browser frontend you can fix that, without insisting that they install SVN::Web
Obviously, this is going to be somewhat slower, so I recommend using the caching options in SVN::Web to speed things up. Also, it only seems to work for file:/// and svn:// URIs at the moment.
See this message http://jc.ngo.org.uk/pipermail/svnweb/2006-September/000018.html for more details. The work's currently on a branch, retrievable with
svn checkout svn://jc.ngo.org.uk/nik/CPAN/SVN-Web/branches/svn_ra/