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.

  * [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:

  1. day 124 git push over xmpp groundwork
  2. day 125 xmpp push continues
  3. day 126 mr watson come here

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