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RE: File System Question

From: Trampas Stern <tstern_at_dacaudio.com>
Date: 2002-06-21 21:20:51 CEST

My other thought was to hack samba to share the subversion system as a
network share.


-----Original Message-----
From: cmpilato@collab.net [mailto:cmpilato@collab.net]
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 3:17 PM
To: Trampas Stern
Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: File System Question

"Trampas Stern" <tstern@dacaudio.com> writes:

> What I have been looking for is a file system where I can share a
> directory on a server and then each write and possibly read to that
> directory is logged, and when there is a write the older version is
> saved. This way I can track the progress of my projects. For example I
> can print a report each week saying I added xxx number of lines of
> this week. Also I wanted this for documents as well as source code,
> I can tell who accessed and changed the document.
> Does or will subversion do this? If so is it currently semi
> enough for a test? Or does someone know of a better soultion?

Subversion as it stands today is not exactly what you're looking for,
as it requires user intervention to actually "take a snapshot" of the
files you wish to have versioned.

However, I started researching (just for kicks) the idea of writing a
Linux kernel module that would allow someone to mount a Subversion
repository as a regular volume, with all mods to that volume
automagically "committed" and thereby versioned.

This is very similar to way that Web Folders on Windows--which
is an implementation of the DAV protocol--works, and since Subversion
is already equipped with some basic DAV support, we are probably not
too far away from being able to use a Subversion repository as a Web
Folder backend, and having the whole auto-versioning support.

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