The fsl Fossil Wrapper Script
This wrapper script helps adapt fossil for the needs of a large design team used to working in a pure Linux/Unix environment.
(not all implemented yet, see Plan
|Unix mv semantics||Early in a project mv is used extensively and matching Unix semantics is very helpful|
|Add -f to mv and rm||Most often users desire to do the physical move simultaneously with the fossil move|
|Repos management||It makes sense to break a large amount of code into self contained repos and some helper routines make it easier to find and get appropriate repos|
|Wrap clone and open into a single command||This simplifies ramp up of new users at a small cost in disk space|
|Unfold wrapped timeline report lines||Wrapped lines make use of sed, awk etc. difficult, example, extract the leaf ids for a given branch|
|Default to allow-symlinks||Dereferencing symlinks is a huge danger for scm in typical design engineering Unix usage. It is also irreversable (checkout != checkin) and thus usually doesn't make sense from a source control perspective.|
|Reduce noise in various commands by removing non-essential output unless -v switch is present||Standard Unix philosophy|
|Template support on create repo||In our usage a few files are common to all repos|
- A recent Fossil executable
- mv and mv -f are not done. ETA: 2/15/2012
- Unix mode - default to quiet mode and de-wrapped lines on Unix/Linux but automatically switch behavior under Windows to the normal behavior? However the fsl wrapper is not going to work on Windows (except perhaps Cygwin).