Re: Bug#299713: ITP: cvsfs -- Translator for transparent access to cvs repositories
On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 01:52:11AM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> cvsfs is a Hurd translator providing transparent (read-only for now)
> access to CVS repositories by virtualizing the remote repository in the
> local file system. Once translated, the user can browse around in
> directories and view file contents by the means of standard GNU tools.
> Contrary to a usual cvs checkout, cvsfs only transmits the necessary
> data and not the whole source tree.
By my vague (secondhand) understanding of Hurd translators, it shows up
as a regular filesystem tree--so any tools can be used, not just GNU tools.
(Putting "GNU" there reminds me vaguely of the back of a shampoo container:
"After shampooing with Pantene(tm) Shampoo, follow up with Pantene(tm)
Conditioner, Pantene(tm) skin cleanser, ...")