Monotone databases

For various reasons, I had ended up with a bunch of monotone databases copied all over the place. Clearly this was unsustainable, and I’d always planned that if I got to that point, I’d set up a single central database for all my projects in a place where I could easily sync with it regardless of where I was working.

I don’t know why, but this always felt like significant effort, and so I’d been putting it off.

I finally took the plunge, and it was far easier than I’d imagined. In fact, once I’d created a user, decided on the filename for the database file and the name of the server key, it was trivial.

For bonus points, (read) access control is on the basis of per-branch patterns, so I can selectively make things available to people without sharing projects which aren’t ready for wider consumption.

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