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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Irmin roadmap

I'm very late on all of these points (although I almost have 1/ done, needs 
more polishing) but I've generated some docs which might be useful to people 
starting using the library:



On 9 Sep 2014, at 16:57, Thomas Gazagnaire <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Lots of people starting asked me about the status of Irmin. As you might have 
> notice, I'vent had much time to spend on Irmin last month, but I plan to fix 
> that. My current priorities are:
> 1/ make Irmin compiles on the Xen backend of Mirage.  
> https://github.com/mirage/irmin/issues/81
> This means dropping the dependency to core_kernel (for now on). The external 
> API will not change.
> 2/ improve the high-level JSON API. This is related to 
> https://github.com/mirage/irmin/issues/80 
> Currently, we only have a JSON API for the low-level stores, and the very 
> partial implementation of the higher-level calls. Needs to complete and 
> document that.
> 3/ implement a pure-ocaml Git server to be able to at least `git pull` from 
> it. https://github.com/mirage/ocaml-git/issues/15 
> Together with 1/ this will make possible to query the state of a running 
> Mirage unikernel with a simple `git pull <vm-address>`
> 4/ implement a simple distributed log server 
> .https://github.com/mirage/irmin/issues/82 
> Could use Benjamin's rope implementation, that I first need to release 
> properly.
> 5/ try to come up with a solution to the "unlimited" memory/storage usage 
> issues https://github.com/mirage/irmin/issues/83
> This is the most uncertain part of the short-term roadmap. I'll need to check 
> again what are the limitation of Git shallow copies and see how we can use 
> them to limit the history size to remember.
> There are also few open embarrassing bugs that I want to fix as well 
> (regarding fd leaks ...). 
> If anyone is interested to help me on any of these topics, please feel free 
> to comment on the related issues on Github -- I'll gladly share the workload. 
> Also, feel free to reply to that email if you think there is any important 
> Imrin features that you think are missing now.
> Best,
> Thomas

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