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Re: New email list - subverting your homedir

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2006-03-29 05:27:51 CEST

On Mar 28, 2006, at 1:38 PM, David Anderson wrote:

> [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.

I can host the list on my mailman server. I already host a number of
open source projects there:


If the list members agree, I can set it up.


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
Subversion training, consulting and support
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