Add note about git with shared checkouts
authorEvan Broder <broder@mit.edu>
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 03:16:58 +0000 (23:16 -0400)
committersipb-www <sipb-www@cats-whiskers.mit.edu>
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 03:16:58 +0000 (23:16 -0400)
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+## Improve git with shared checkouts
+
+Around SIPB we're kind of [big](http://sipb.mit.edu/iap/git/) [fans](http://web.mit.edu/cluedumps/slides/understanding-git-2008.pdf) [of](http://blog.nelhage.com/2010/01/on-git-and-usability/) [git](http://negativespace.mit.edu/2010/03/08/gitionary-the-graphical-game-of-git-guessing/). But there is an area that git comes up short. We have a lot of common directories where people really just want to edit files in place (instead of wanting to clone/checkout, edit, commit, push...), but git doesn't support that well. It would be cool if there was a way to work with non-bare repositories in shared directories.
+
+One idea might be using FUSE to present a separate checkout to each person using the directory.
+
+_Contact: broder_
+
 ## Your Project Here
 
 SIPB can help you out in terms of both computing resources and
 ## Your Project Here
 
 SIPB can help you out in terms of both computing resources and