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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Chance of including CouchDB in Linux distros or desktops?
Date Fri, 06 Mar 2009 20:30:23 GMT
On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 08:23:21PM +0000, Brian Candler wrote:
> At the moment there's no front-end which makes this process half decent. In
> any case, any "generic" front-end could, at best, show you all the versions
> side by side and ask you to pick the right one by hand, as it has no way of
> knowing which is the best one. It can't even do what Unison does, which is
> to assume that if the document changed at side A but didn't change at side
> B, then side A is the preferred one.
>
> Alternatively, you could try to have automatic resolution. This is
> application-specific, that's to say, specific to the format of the JSON
> documents in question, and what extra fields they may or may not include for
> this purpose (such as timestamps). There's no framework in place where you
> can plug in conflict-resolution rules yet, so everyone has to build their
> own, externally.

This feels like a good place to say "patches welcome" with a wink and a smile.

-- 
Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater

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