[pmwiki-devel] SCS Backend?
dausha at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 09:28:35 CDT 2007
Stirling, are you talking about a backend like Subversion?
On 6/1/07, Stirling Westrup <sti at pooq.com> wrote:
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> Yesterday a friend was asking me how hard it would be to use a distributed
> source control system like monotone or mercurial as a storage backend to PmWiki.
> We've been talking about doing some collaborative work and tracking it via
> PmWiki. The thing is, he would like to have an automatically-updated copy of
> the wiki that he can work with when offline.
> Now I know that there have been several other backend storage projects for
> PmWiki, so I told him that I thought it was possible. The thing is, I have no
> idea how much work is involved, or even exactly what one would need to change.
> My first impression is that one merely has to replace the pagestore class with
> another one, but I doubt that its that simple. One problem I can imagine, for
> instance, is that we might want to use the SCS's diff algorithm rather than
> the default PmWiki one when generating a history. That history may not end up
> saved inside the individual files as a result. I'm not really sure what
> ramification that may have.
> So, I'm interested in the experiences of folks who have done this sort of
> operation on PmWiki before, how hard it was, and what gotchas they encountered.
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