[darcs-users] Comercial hosting and branching

Max Battcher me at worldmaker.net
Sun Mar 1 18:45:31 UTC 2009

Maurí­cio wrote:
> Hi,
> Darcs have as basic phylosofy to consider all repos
> as branches. How would a hoster for darcs repositories
> like patch-tag deal with that? All projects will
> have many copies of repos, which could be merged or
> forked from time to time?

Patch-tag takes a very naive approach...  It doesn't manage the 
project-level concerns at all and simply allows you to create/use as 
many repositories as you (and your projects) need/see fit, and leaving 
to you to push/pull between them as necessary.  This is in line with the 
"github mentality" that is the current state of the art in DVCS hosting.

(As I get closer to getting my own hosting platform together I've been 
debating the viability of opening it up to paid private hosting.  My 
platform takes a much more project-oriented view similar to the 
"classic" *Forge model and not too far of a stone's throw from Trac. In 
my own view of how I might charge for a Project I see focusing more on 
the number of Patches or Files as a metric rather Repositories. That is 
a paid Project may host an "unlimited" number of Repositories, but may 
have to pay some additional costs if the number of patches across all 
repositories crossing some quota.)

--Max Battcher--

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