mercurial --> plain text --> mercurial
ondrej at certik.cz
Thu Mar 27 11:05:01 CDT 2008
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 4:56 PM, didier deshommes <dfdeshom at gmail.com> 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
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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