[ckan-discuss] Open Knowledge Conference 2010
antti.poikola at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 19:01:00 BST 2010
Is there a live stream of video from the conference... please at least
I really wanted to make it there, but I can't :/
John Bywater wrote:
> Just to say, there will be a talk about (and a demonstration of) these
> "distributed versioned data" features tomorrow at the Open Knowledge
> Conference 2010.
> Best wishes,
> John Bywater wrote:
>> I just added a prototype implementation for 'distributing changes':
>> So, there's a new changeset subdomain model with tests here:
>> It's basically similar to Mercurial.
>> Just like a changed Mercurial working directory, new CKAN model
>> revisions can be 'committed' to the changeset system.
>> Just like Mercurial, the CKAN model can be 'updated' to correspond
>> with any existing changeset.
>> Just like Mercurial, the changeset objects can be 'pulled' from one
>> instance to another.
>> Just like Mercurial, diverged lines of development can be tested for
>> conflicts and merged into yet another changeset....
>> There are several gaps in the implementation, but basically after
>> several rather late nights, I've worked it out.
>> Best wishes,
>> PS I hope other implementations of 'distributed data version control'
>> could be created, to inter-operate a protocol abstracted from the
>> above codes. It could be used to update, track, and display history
>> for a many things, including a non-temporal dataset metadata model (ie
>> like CKAN but without CKAN's revisions).
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