On Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:56:43 -0300, David Bremner <david at tethera.net> wrote: > Jesse, do you remember why you decided to roll your own?
Only reason I can remember (a year and a half later) of is that it seemed like the basic illustration of concept would be a saturday morning's project. In retrospect, I think the main issue was that I was trying to figure out how history would be kept. By using git, though, your idea would be that we get history for free, right? I think my format was: <TIMESTAMP> <MESSAGID> <TAG> 12345 foo at bar to-fix 13456 bar at foo feature-request But using git would get us timestamps for free too, I guess. And if we get rid of timestamps, then we just have dumps. So what we would really just need is a thin namespacing layer in some scripting language on top of git? I.e., all we need something to just keep different dumps in different namespaces, so that when I pull your dump, the tags come in as `bremner/to-fix` (or whatever our separator is), and then when I dump all `bremner` tags, it removes the namespace and puts it in `bremner.tagfile`. One rather obvious thing that I discovered: processing dumps and restores from the ui is pretty slow, because you have to output a huge file, and then find the tags in your preferred namespace. So using either the library or the bindings would probably speed things up quite a bit, by only dumping the tags you care about. Which means it couldn't just be a shell script: it would have to be c/ruby/python. Best, Jesse