The Next Step in DVCS

Eric Sink (SourceGear)
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Location: E143/E144
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Distributed version control systems (DVCS) such as Mercurial and Git support the ability to push and pull changesets between instances of a repository, providing versioned storage of filesystem content.

Wouldn’t it be nice if this concept could be used for database content, using records instead of files and directories?

This would allow us to extend the DVCS model to support other team tools like bug tracking and project management, while providing better administration features like user accounts.

This presentation is about the experience of designing and implementing just such a system.

The presentation will be technical, given by the principal designer and implementor of the code. All of the code in the presentation is open source. Nothing “for sale” will be mentioned.

Sponsored by SourceGear

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Eric Sink


Eric Sink founded SourceGear in 1997. In October 2002, SourceGear was named one of the fastest growing companies in the nation by Inc magazine.

Eric was involved in the early work on AbiWord, but SourceGear has been focused entirely on developer tools for most of its history.

His pre-SourceGear experience includes serving as Project Lead at Spyglass for the team which built the original versions of the browser you now know as “Internet Explorer”.

Eric lives in central Illinois with his wife and two daughters. His household includes a Martin D18A, a Lie Nielsen No. 8, and a white German Shepherd.

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