mercurial --> plain text --> mercurial

Ondrej Certik ondrej at
Thu Mar 27 11:05:01 CDT 2008


On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 4:56 PM, didier deshommes <dfdeshom at> wrote:
> Vladimir Marek <Vladimir.Marek <at> Sun.COM> writes:
>  >
> > Hmm, I still don't see your point. You want to backup your data for the
>  > case that someone unauthorised modifies your repository?
>  We want to be able to get a set of patches (in text format) that are extracted
>  from the repo. Then we want to be able to do an "hg init" and reimport all
>  patch sets in the same order. If we have multiple parents, this is not
>  so straightforward.

let me add, that this didn't make it clear to me either. But I asked
the Sage people on IRC and now I understand the motivation:

They want to reconstruct the whole repository from trusted sources
(=patches). Period.

I.e. they don't want to depend on some binary blobs, that cannot be
reconstructed (if needed) from sources (patches).

Which makes sense to me.


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