[Pharo-users] Partition/Sync ready databases for Pharo?

Pierce Ng pierce at samadhiweb.com
Fri Feb 22 01:03:09 EST 2019

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 01:02:51PM +0000, Tim Mackinnon wrote:
> When you say Fossil - are you referring to
> "https://fossil-scm.org/index.html/doc/trunk/www/index.wiki” ?
> I’ve seen it come up a few times - is it good? 

Yes I mean the Fossil SCM. I use it as a personal wiki and file repo. It
comes with built-in ticketing system and forum, all wrapped into one
executable file. Fossil also imports/exports Git repos.

I'd use Fossil for small development teams too. Except for game
development and other cases involving multi-GB repos with lots of binary

> can you hook into it to save application runtime artefacts such that a
> distributed application can read them back 

Fossil was designed as a standalone executable. It is difficult to
"library-ify" and the developers have no plan to do so. But it is just a
single executable, supports JSON output for some of its functions, and
can be invoked via OSSubprocess and the like, conceptually similar to
how Iceberg uses libgit2 to do Git stuff.


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