Patch Submitted By : Dominique Leuenberger <email@example.com> As a notebook user I'm of course using it on different locations/networks and one thing rather annoying is that subversion only cares for it's own configuration file when it comes to proxy connections. Since version 0.29.0 of libneon, it features a ne_session_system_proxy API, which allows to transparently have the proxy settings filled, based on what you have configured in your gnome/kde session (it uses libproxy in the background for this). Should you happen to run subversion on any different kind of session, is is falling back to using envvar. I've been working with subversion the last few days with this modification and it served me a lot, as I do only have to change my gnome session's proxy settings now. svn is inheriting them, avoiding the need to configure this file in plus (one location to rule them all!). I'd be really glad if you would consider merging this patch (I wrote it initially for 1.6.12, then later ported to svn trunk, which is slightly different... I only tested the 1.6.12 version of the patch!). Both patches are attached here for reference.
Original issue reported by gavinbaumanis