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Re: New email list - subverting your homedir

From: David Anderson <david.anderson_at_calixo.net>
Date: 2006-03-28 23:38:44 CEST

[Cc-ing to dev@ to get the attention of the Red Bean people]

* Ken Bloom <kbloom@gmail.com> [2006-03-24 17:37:54]:
> A number of people have been inspired to keep their UNIX home
> directories in a version control system such as Subversion or CVS.
> Many were inspired by Joey Hess's articles at
> http://www.kitenet.net/~joey/cvshome.html and
> http://www.kitenet.net/~joey/svnhome.html (which he titled "Subverting
> your Homedir", and I have stolen his headline)

I'm one of them. :-)

> Because Subverting your home directory requires numerous obscure
> tricks and hacks, particularly concerning dotfiles, I have started a
> discussion group for people who have subverted their home directory to
> discuss these tips and techniques.

Good idea, although I'm curious to know if the list is really
necessary. Will it attract that much extra volume that the issues
can't be discussed right here on users@ ?

> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svnhome/
> svnhome@yahoogroups.com

Just a small nit, as I have been scarred by the "experience" of yahoo
groups - Couldn't Red Bean (who already hosts some svn-related lists)
host this list? That would give an ad-free experience, while relating
the homedir list more strongly to subversion (and, perhaps attract
more people?).

The list being on Yahoo is one of the reasons I'm currently not
subscribed, despite potential interest for the issues at stake.

- Dave.

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Received on Tue Mar 28 23:38:38 2006

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