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On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 6:04 AM, Jonathan Aquilina
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If I am understanding the current situation correctly the issue is the size
of the images in terms of uploads and size allowed on the wiki. Think of it
this way using version control would allow us to evolve the images as the
website changes etc., but not only that it will build up a nice repository
in terms of media that can be used on other aspects of website projects at
the TDF.

One of the issues with git is that one can't commit to a shallow
clone, or grab just a piece of the working tree. We could do all kinds
of fun, hackish things with git filter-branch, but then we'd be adding
all kinds of work and merge questions.

That being said, I don't know how much media we actually work with
each year. With disk space so cheap, perhaps it's not unreasonable to
require a couple of GB free to grab the repo. We could always provide
a copy of the repo online, and we could also break history at some
point, if necessary.

I haven't taken a look at TortoiseGit in a while, but I think it's
working decently well. Same for the mac Git gui stuff. Of course, we
still need to consider the best way to get people up and running on
this type of system. The big benefit for us is that the current
alternative is the wiki, so people might be happy to deal with a bit
of a learning curve if git gives them the flexibility that the wiki
doesn't! :-)

It would be helpful to know what tools we've tried out so far (e.g.
Alfresco or a WebDAV server), and why a particular tool failed to meet
our needs.


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