• name: chrysn
  • website: http://christian.amsuess.com/
  • uses git-annex for managing the family's photos (and possibly videos and music in the future).
  • likes git-annex because it adds a layer of commit semantics over a regular file system without keeping everything in duplicate locally.
  • would like git-annex not to be required any more at all when
    • git itself learns to use cow filesystems to avoid abundant disk usage, and
    • git gets better with shallow clones.

      git-annex might then still be a simpler tool that watches over what can be safely dropped from a particular shallow clone

      (the issues with shallow clones seem to relate primarily to shallow history; i haven't read anything about what would happen if all commits were checked out, but not all trees and blobs)