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Re: Eric goes to lunch -- a decentralized-development user story

From: David Waite <dwaite_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-28 21:30:45 CEST

Perhaps the best contribution I could make to this "action diff"
thread is to point out there was significant discussion on another
mailing list.

There was a changesets mailing list created a while back for this sort
of discussion, see
http://www.red-bean.com/mailman/listinfo/changesets

-David Waite

On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 20:53:21 -0400, Eric S. Raymond <esr@thyrsus.com> wrote:
> Mark Phippard <MarkP@softlanding.com>:
> > I suspect you are already aware of this, but in 1.1 when you create a dump
> > file you can specify --deltas to create a so-called "deltified" dump file.
>
> Yes, I have lerarned this.
>
> > Regardless, I thought I recalled that when this was talked about
> > previously, it was just the overall dumpfile structure and meta-information
> > that we were interested in. I thought there was going to be a mime-type or
> > something like that to indicate that the file contents were being expressed
> > as a patch-compatible diff, or some other format?
>
> Yes, that was the line of discussion that was leading to action diffs.
> We worked out that that is a different concept.
>
> > You seem to envision something different, such as performing commits to the
> > action-diff as well. How do you envision doing the commit, what would the
> > UI be?
>
> I am now imagining an action-diff format in which one of the actions is
> "commit". The semantics of that action would be "take all the diffs
> outstanding (e.g., since the previous commit) group them as a revision, and
> put it in the repository".
>
> Is that a useful answer?
>
>
> --
> Eric S. Raymond
>
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