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Robinson I think at this point, I am curious  Florian would it be possible
to get a vm setup for us to gibe Robinson and his team that did the sites a
platform to test various software for various graphics etc

-----Original Message-----
From: Robinson Tryon [] 
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2013 1:47 PM
To: Jonathan Aquilina
Cc: Florian Effenberger; website LibreOffice
Subject: Repository for non-code assets [was Wiki upload issues]

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 6:04 AM, Jonathan Aquilina <>
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


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