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Web 2.0 meets Source Control

From: Noam Tamim <noamtm_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-31 23:35:52 CEST

Hi,

It seems like there are hundreds, if not thousands, of new startups that
develop so called AJAX applications. It also seems like more and more
organizations are adopting Subversion as the source control system.

In my mind, there's an open source AJAX web application that provides
read/write access to a Subversion repository. Think TortoiseSVN, but in your
browser. The UI shows the entire source tree, allowing you to check out and
then commit files (a supporting Firefox extension comes to mind). Perhaps,
you can check out a Word document from the repository, open it directly in
Word, edit and commit. Text files you can edit inside the browser. Either
the extension or the web app will provide the programmer's equivalent of a
WYSIWYG editor: a text editor with syntax highlighting and smart
indentation.

In the second phase, this system might allow to even build and run the
software under source control (on the server?). The options are unlimited...

Does this idea make sense to anyone here? I'm a full-time C/C++ programmer
and software engineer, not a web developer, so I'm unlikely to do it, but
I'd like to know if anyone but me thinks it's a good idea, and perhaps
willing to work on it.

-- Noam.
Received on Fri Mar 31 23:38:14 2006

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