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Re: Thoughts and open questions on patch/dump unification

From: Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>
Date: 2004-09-16 19:21:31 CEST

Mark Phippard <MarkP@softlanding.com>:
> The first quote was from cmpilato not me, I am not exactly sure what I
> want.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

> I mainly want a system exactly like Subversion, it is just that I
> see scenarios where these other needs pop in. When I think of a
> decentralized system, I think of the decentralization extending down to
> the individual prgorammer. What I want is more at the repository level.

Which is how it's normally done in decentralized systems like
BitKeeper, arch, and Aegis. My proposal is influenced by what I know
about all of these systems (and a bit the reverse, too; I had a little
influence on Larry McVoy's thinking back in 1998, and maybe a little on
Peter Miller's thinking in 2000). Thus it's really a rather conservative
proposal; the primitive operations involved in syncing repositories
are fairly well understood.

> I think the main point is that it would probably be hard to do this with
> Subversion as is, but your "history diff" idea could likely make it
> doable.

Yes, I think it would.

		Eric S. Raymond
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