[Box Backup] Long time since last release....

Martin Ebourne boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Tue Aug 16 18:25:33 BST 2005


On Tue, 2005-08-16 at 17:43 +0100, Ben Summers wrote:
> I am considering using a CVS server on Sourceforge, importing the  
> latest version, and then inviting the contributers to commit their  
> changes. I'm not sure what to do about style and quality issues though.

This would be a good start, but I would prefer you used something a bit
better than CVS. Personally I have imported recent versions of box into
a local SVN repository and make all my mods in there, from which I
generate patches. Does sourceforge provide anything other than CVS these
days? Some of the other free hosting sites do. I don't think it really
matters which version control system you use, as long as it's recent,
they're all loads better than CVS.

I'm sure that opening up some kind of repository with committer access
is the way to go though, that's what open source is all about.

> Then if there's enough interest, perhaps the features could be added  
> as a collaborative effort too?

Quite possibly. The thing I'd be most interested in writing would be to
add inotify support since it will be in the mainline Linux kernel soon.
This would let bbackupd be fed lists of changed files real time from the
kernel, and avoid the need to do disk scanning (which has sucked for at
least 20 years now :)).

Cheers,

Martin.




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