Fossil: Limitation workarounds

I have identified four limitations of Fossil that causes problems with hosting the Woof project. As far as I know, these limitations also exist in GIT and SVN. I have added to my Fossil Quick Guide page explaining these limitations (scroll down near bottom):

http://bkhome.org/fossil/fossil-guide.htm

I developed a wrapper script named 'fossil' to workaround these limitations (and I renamed the binary executable to 'fossil.bin'). This script (and fossil.bin) is in a PET package, linked-to in the Fossil Quick Guide.

Direct link to PET package:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/fossil-20091111.pet

Note: I am currently doing some testing that these Fossil workarounds do actually work.
Then I'll get back to fixing some bugs in the T2 build (Tpup).


Posted on 16 Nov 2009, 8:33


Comments:

Posted on 21 Nov 2009, 7:49 by BarryK
Fossil shelved
Then I discovered that Fossil doesn't support symlinks either -- that's the killer for me.

See my post:

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=01217