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Re: repository surfing

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: repository surfing
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 19:50:15 -0400
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On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 06:39:09PM -0400, Ralph Mack wrote:
> What they are looking for is [...]
> an equivalent to ClearCase "dynamic views", where a view is
> implemented as a file system. By varying a short text configuration spec,
> the versions of files in the view auto-magically change.

Thanks for explaining this.

> AFAIK, ClearCase is the only SCM that implements views of versions of
> data as a file system.

People are on the case :-)

As it happens, just this week Petric Frank <address@hidden> posted
about his "cvsfs" project to implement something like this for
CVS (for Linux clients anyway).  Someone responded by mentioning
Katie, another system based on this idea (not CVS compatible,
afaik).  Neither is ready for prime time, but stand by.


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|-_|/  >   Eric Siegerman, Toronto, Ont.        address@hidden
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