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Re: Crazy idea - replace RCS backend with ClearCase...!!!

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Crazy idea - replace RCS backend with ClearCase...!!!
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 15:11:03 -0400
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On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 09:12:21AM -0500, David D. Hagood wrote:
> While this is a twisted idea (I mean that in a good way ;) there may be 
> some other good that could come from such an effort:
> Consider: if you seperate the interface from the actual storage, you 
> could in theory enable:
> 1) storing the data as a compressed image. This would help reduce the 
> growth rate of the repository.
> 2) Storing the data in some form of database. This could allow the 
> addition of atomic commits and other A.C.I.D. operations.
> 3) Making the backend of CVS into a kernel module (ducks and dons 
> flamesuit laughing maniacally ^).

4) Storing each version of a binary file discretely, as recently
   discussed in another thread.


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