[darcs-users] Re: Re: need to jump in with both feet
mbp at sourcefrog.net
Tue May 25 01:51:59 UTC 2004
On Sat, 22 May 2004 07:19:36 -0400, David Roundy wrote:
> For a while I looked into adding support for a P2P protocol to darcs.
> Interestingly, one of the biggest problems was that most P2P systems seem
> to be designed only to work via a "browsing" interface.
What about just posting to an NNTP group?
Monotone used to have this, though I think Graydon later gave up in favor
of a regular client-server protocol. But when you just want to broadcast
changes, NNTP might work well.
I don't think that darcs would need the high-volume or anti-censorship
properties of something like freenet. The volume of patches developers
can produce in a week is pretty small.
I think one could have a smart client that picked patches from a group
by looking up their id in a header.
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