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dim versioning tool

Dim is a utility to help you track the changes of items (sets composed of multiple files). It provides commands to handle the complete lifecycle of version control operations: create a library, register users (code authors), create items, save local versions, branch, clone, export, import, remove, merge, archive, replicate library content over the network or the filesystem, and access the full history and browse differences at the library, item, file, line, or word level. Dim is a single self-documented POSIX shell script. It just uses standard Unix utilities like awk, diff, tar, and openssl.

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Release Notes: This release brings important fixes in the networking code. There is a new feature: automatic lazy import of archived versions. It is not necessary to import all versions anymore. This makes the use of dim scalable for projects with a large history. The use of dim is also simpler. Similarly, the put operation is now performed automatically at export. Other minor bugfixes and improvements are also provided.

  •  03 Nov 2009 21:26

Release Notes: The dash shell is now detected, allowing full support for Debian and Ubuntu Linux. The network capabilities are better verified. Miscellaneous robustness fixes and better code comments are also provided.

  •  30 Jun 2009 18:09

    Release Notes: This release contains mainly bugfixes. Network operations are faster and more robust. There is better support for *BSD systems and Mac OS X. Dim also works on AIX and Solaris. There are many internal changes to make the code easier to maintain. The manual page has been improved substantially.

    •  12 Feb 2009 06:48

    Release Notes: This release provides support for full archives, removal and re-import of versions, many internal changes to prepare support of multi-item operations, and several important bugfixes.

    •  29 Jan 2009 10:17

    Release Notes: Jobs were introduced. The mklib command was replaced by mkjob. Exported versions are now signed with the committer RSA key, and can be verified by all users. The ability to remove and re-import versions while keeping a consistent and correct ancestor tree was improved. Dim has been ported to OpenSolaris and AIX. Many bugs in network transfer, merge, and metadata management were fixed.

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