What is Baboon ?
Do you waste your time in resolving merge conflicts with your favorite source code manager ? Do you want to get rid of "Merge Hells" ?
Baboon is the solution for you ! It's a lightweight daemon that detects merge conflicts before they actually happen. In fact, it detects them in real time.
How does it work ?
As soon as Baboon is installed and configured (a matter of seconds, honest, a minute top) on your project's contributors computers, it starts its job.
Baboon syncs in real time your files (well, everytime you save one) with the ones of your co-workers on a central server and simulates a merge of the files.
If a conflict is detected, every contributor receives an alert to warn them that eventually, a conflict will occur (Baboon even tells you on which file it will happen).
Time to blame the culprit ! (Yeah, Baboon also tells you who originated the conflict)
He's lucky anyway. At this point, the merge conflict is super easy to solve, it's small. Remember, you're warned in real time.
A few keywords:
- XMPP (with XEP-0060 and XEP-0065)
- Rsync (over XMPP)
It's your project
pip install baboon baboon register <nick> baboon create <project> <path> baboon init <project> <git-url> baboon start
You're a contributor
pip install baboon baboon register <nick> baboon join <project> <path> baboon init <project> <git-url> baboon start
The source code is available on Github (no seriously ?) ! Any contributions are welcome. Fork the project !
(the MIT license)
Copyright (C) 2012 Sandro Munda firstname.lastname@example.org
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