Threads for videlov

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      I have very high hope for this to get a startup behind it

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        I think the author doesn’t plan to quit their day job, but hopefully we’ll see some of the ideas enter mainstream VCSes

        The closest startup-backed thing might be

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          I do talk to Sturdy folks and I don’t think they are solving the same problems that JJ solved.

          I think the closest companies i have seen any success around this space that is NOT a big players are: SourceHut, Heptapod. Especially the way Heptapod took the Gitlab FOSS and reimplemented the Gitaly GRPC layer was particularly genius.

          Same could be done with JJ, enabling a self-hosted Gitlab instance to run both Git and JJ in parallel. Thats how you get BIG customers with self-hosted monorepo to try out the product.

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          Founder of Sturdy here. I’d say our focus is a bit different. I have been thinking a lot about coding workflows at work and how feedback is exchanged.

          I’m very interested in the idea of exchanging feedback early, just like pair-programming, but being able to do so asynchronously, like PR reviews.

          By the way, I wanted to mention, Sturdy is also open-source -

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            I don’t wish to nitpick, I’m glad you mentioned it’s OSS because I will now consider your product.

            That said, it seems to be better described as open core, since “This repository contains both OSS-licensed and non-OSS-licensed files”, because you have an “Enterprise” version. I’m having difficulty telling exactly which features are available in the core OSS product vs. the Enterprise version, the first page of the docs mentions the OSS version is missing “OAuth, incremental migrations to Sturdy, etc” but I don’t see an exhaustive list anywhere.

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              The structure is - files that are under any directory named enterprise are enterprise, for example, this package

              We use Go build tags, and in this setup, one can’t accidentally build/link non-oss code if they don’t explicitly pass -tags enterprise. Perhaps the readme can make it more clear, thanks for this feedback!

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            OOC, in Sturdy is there any support for commit messages? How does annotate work as an operation? Assuming you don’t have commit messages, have you found that limiting for when you have to do code archaeology?

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              It will produce a commit message with the text provided in the description box, so in that sense, you can do code archeology. What we call workspaces are like live pull requests, and they are ready, they produce one commit - a big emphasis is keeping the units of work small.

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                Interesting. Is there a way to stack workspaces at all? I often find I end up writing my changes in reverse of the order they need to land in a repo.

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                  There is a mechanism for taking one or multiple hunks and ‘forking’ out in a new workspace with just those changes. Doing proper stacking is of huge interest to me (I used to do stacked PRs at a previous job). At the moment we are still thinking of what a good UI/UX would look like for it.

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      I am trying to do it all in AWK-in-a-file this year - day one and day two so far.