Did some work on Friday and Monday to let external special remotes be used in a readonly mode. This lets files that are stored in the remote be downloaded by git-annex without the user needing to install the external special remote program. For this to work, the external special remote just has to tell git-annex the urls to use. This was developed in collaboration with Benjamin Gilbert, who is developing gcsannex, a Google Cloud Storage special remote.

Today, got caught up with recent traffic, including fixing a couple of bugs. The backlog remains in the low 90's, which is a good place to be as I prepare for my August vacation week in the SF Bay Area, followed by a week for ICFP and the Haskell Symposium in Vancouver.