SCM file system (Was Re: Bitkeeper)

From: Mr. James W. Laferriere (
Date: Sat Jul 19 2003 - 15:30:24 EST

        Hello Mark All , (I hate continuing this thread But) A thought
        just (re-)occured to me that for those people who -really- need
        it . What about an SCM file system ? Thoughts , anger ,
        complancency ? Twys , JimL

On Sat, 19 Jul 2003, Mark Mielke wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2003 at 05:00:24PM +0100, John Bradford wrote:
> > > Any investment into writing a new source management
> > > system would be better served by improving the linux source code.
> > What happens if somebody develops a really good versioned filesystem
> > for Linux, would it not get merged, because the linux kernel would
> > then contain SCM-like functionality?
> One day, when it happens, we'll see what ripple effects it has.
> In most cases, however, I suspect that a versioned file system will never
> be a replacement for a good source management system. The lines could become
> blurred, but the 'good versioned file system' might take the form a kernel
> module that allowed SCM systems to plug into it, at which point, Bit Keeper
> might plug into it, and everybody would be happy. I doubt you want to put
> merge manager functionality into the kernel, or many of the other components
> of a good source management system. The storage and access is one of the
> lesser concerns. Bit Keeper uses similar storage and access methods as
> SCCS, does it not?

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