Re: Summer of Code - Revision-Controlled Directories

On 7/25/05, Matt Jones <mattharrison sbcglobal net> wrote:
> Hi -
> I just realized that I never introduced myself to the nautilus
> community, even though my summer of code project is focused heavily on
> nautilus. I'm implementing version-controlled directories in nautilus,
> with version-controlled meaning behind-the-scenes versioning. The user
> doesn't have to think about check-ins or diffs or branches - only that a
> history of their data exists. The idea is mainly intended for the user's
> ~/Documents folder, but it could be used anywhere. I have a full writeup
> about the project available here:
> At the moment, I'm working on implementing a subversion gnome-vfs layer,
> so that viewing past revisions of each folder can be done in a uniform
> way (i.e. nautilus will continue to function as normal, albeit
> read-only).
> The interface isn't finalized, and I have a few ideas about some
> changes, but nothing polished yet.
> Who am I? I'm a second year Electrical Engineering / Computer Science
> student at UC Berkeley. I've been playing around with open sources code
> since about 2000, and I've submitted some small patches to a few
> programs (f-spot and beagle, maybe others that I forget). This is my
> first big project not just for personal use, so any feedback would be
> amazing.
> The code lives in the nautilus-revisioning module in gnome cvs, although
> it doesn't quite function at the moment. Read-only subversion support
> might be up by sometime tomorrow, with some initial work on changes to
> nautilus (in patch form in my module) by next weekend.

Really cool! thanks for the update/info, Matt.
Luis (looking forward to this)

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