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[Monotone-devel] dumb servers

From: Zbynek Winkler
Subject: [Monotone-devel] dumb servers
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 12:29:42 +0100
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graydon hoare wrote:

About NNTP, email, "dumb web" distribution - all you have to do is record, for each block whether or not it was sent to a specific destination.

no, I think I'd just remove these things altogether, let people sync between databases directly as the primary mode of operation.

I like the option to have a "mirror" of the my database somewhere on the server accessible to anyone at any time and when the server does not have to be smart it extends my choice of servers. How would this work if you would have removed the these things? Suppose you have two people working on a project that are rarely online at the same time... Do you propose to sync the two databases each of them have on the workstations?

While thinking more about this - depot.cgi could function as a subset of monotone knowing only how to sync databases. Is this what you meant? If it also knew how to recreate the files from the database it could function as 'viewcvs' to browse the code online (which is not possible now as I understand it because in the depot database is only a bunch of packets).


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