Summer of Code Proposal - Looking for a mentor

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Wed Mar 11 23:15:44 GMT 2009

On Tuesday 10 March 2009, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > On Sunday 08 March 2009, Allen Winter wrote:
> >> eg. in korganizer there's a wish for no backups for calendar files;
> >> numbered backups for calendar files, and simple ~ based backups.
> >
> > imho the "real" solution is to use an scm (e.g. git) to provide
> > dialog-less saving, backups and timeline/journal-based rollback support.
> No, the "real" solution is to use a VC file system (git, zfs, something
> of that nature) and always save changes every few minutes ala kjots ;-).

hehe. yes, that's what i meant.

> (I have, at times, considered doing my backups to git, or at least
> putting large chunks of my disk into a git repo. The biggest problem is
> that - both to not use unreasonable amounts of space, and for
> privacy/security reasons - you need something where you can purge
> content, which most VCS's deliberately don't satisfy.)

git can do that just fine, afaik. it's used often when merging branches to get 
rid of "work in progress" type commits so they don't pollute the target 

anyways, we will be using this approach in the plasma design studio tool for 
eliminate the save/reload related issues for people using it.

Aaron J. Seigo
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