Imagine if you could send git pushes to any of your friends on Google Talk or other Jabber (XMPP) servers. Even though you're in different places and your computers probably cannot talk to one-another directly, you can share a git repository, without relying on a git hosting provider such as GitHub.
To xmpp::email@example.com * [new branch] master -> xmpp/master
That's what I've built over the past week. So far, it's only supported
by the git-annex assistant, but it would not be very hard to make this
into a separate
git-remote-xmpp program, and a push listening daemon,
that could be used with non-git-annex repisitories too.
You can read about the details in my git-annex assistant dev blog:
And yes, I update that blog every single work day. If you're not getting enough blog updates from me, and are not scared by rather technical posts, you might want to subscribe to it. :)