CODESH (COllaborative DEvelopment SHell) is an automatic persistent logbook for sessions of personal command line work. It records what and how is being done, for private use/reuse and for sharing selected parts with collaborators. It is an intelligent shell that automatically logs user's shell sessions. Sessions are uniquely tagged and stored in local or distributed backend repositories (ASCII flat file or Subversion or CVS based) and can be extracted and reproduced at any time by the user who created the session or by collaborators located anywhere in the world.
Re: Unfortunate CVS Dependency
> Many engineers have nothing to do with,
> and in fact avoid, CVS. You have a very
> nice tool here. Why do I need CVS to
> use it? Why can't it simply dump its
> logs in a directory and only use CVS if
> I explicitly ask it to. And if it uses
> CVS, shouldn't it also use Subversion
> and any other popular versioning system.
> Best would be if all that were optional
> and anyone could use the basic
> functionality that only your tool
Thank you for your comment, you bring up a very important point. In the course of developing the CODESH architecture we have separated the persistency backend (codeshb.py) from the user interface so they are basically independent. I will add that we are currently working on a subversion backend and users will be able to choose by changing a configuration parameter at strartup. As you say, one could have an option to just dump ascii files which are easy to port and introduce no dependencies. I'll take this as a feature request for our to-do list, thanks for the suggestion.
I will add that our architecture hides cvs (or future backends) from the user, so you don't need to know much about cvs - with its not very simple syntax - to start using it.
Best, Dimitri Bourilkov