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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Making microbranches popular

From: Aaron Bentley
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Making microbranches popular
Date: 23 Jan 2004 09:56:05 -0500

On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 09:28, David Allouche wrote:
> The conclusion was:
>   Metadata is to be stored in a special "archive-metadata" category.
>   This fixes mirroring and atomicity issues and preserve compatibility.
> I hinted toward this solution earlier in the thread. It has a number of
> nice properties, like preserving good performance with abrowse and the
> like if the last revision is cached. But then we hit the "mirror update
> of cachedrevs" issue; ironically, that is an issue which can be fixed
> with the archive-metada category.
> The main problem with that approach is that it would require a new
> internal support infrastructure which is not present yet.

Yes, it's a representation that maps the underlying concept well. 
Adding a Class: line to patchlogs (as I suggested yesterday) would be
quick and dirty.  On the bright side, it would be quick.


Aaron Bentley
Director of Technology
PanoMetrics, Inc.

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