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    Jody Garnett
    @jodygarnett
    It is a Java app, so not available on iOS
    The approach could be used, and an iOS app could be written to use the web API
    Much like how the QGIS plugin is done
    Matthias Kuhn
    @m-kuhn
    Is there a description of the web API?
    Is it possible to calculate diffs / individual commits client side to reduce data transfer volume?
    Luigi Pirelli
    @luipir
    @m-kuhn probably ls of api are changed... but an "old" base can be found in https://github.com/planetfederal/qgis-geogig-plugin
    Matthias Kuhn
    @m-kuhn
    Thanks @luipir and @jodygarnett
    Do you have any feedback on the specific question (it would be easier than trying to read through the plugin code ;) )
    Matthias Kuhn
    @m-kuhn
    @jodygarnett @groldan are there any plans or desire to add support for this kind of operation on mobile platforms?
    Or is it not wanted / not feasible / missing ressources?
    Jody Garnett
    @jodygarnett
    It was part of the plan, but boundless has packed it in.
    Idea is to make client libraries that can build up Diffs to send to that servlet
    I am sure Gab still has the design in his head. Not sure I’d code was cut.
    Matthias Kuhn
    @m-kuhn
    So that'd mean writing core parts in C++ and cross compile or writing and maintaining these pieces in parallel in several languages ?
    Jody Garnett
    @jodygarnett
    I think the diffs sent to the servlet are pretty simple problem to mange by comparison to all the version control stuff.
    So I would view this as writing a client and not writing a core part.
    Could have a look at the QGIS plugin which is just such a client to get an idea of the work involved.
    It would be GPL which prevents direct reuse of the code for iOS, but a working example is worth something.
    (Note I am not Gab or Blasby so my knowledge is second hand beyond some IP help)
    Matthias Kuhn
    @m-kuhn
    It will also need to be able to apply the diffs to merge back changes on a possibly modified local base... I guess there would be one or the other versioning challenge to master anyway.
    RE license: If it's rewritten as a client app it does not necessarily need to be GPL and iOS does not prevent GPL (it's the appstore that is ... well questionable... to put it mildly)
    Jody Garnett
    @jodygarnett
    It may be worth scheduling a chat or something with gab / blasby if you have something in mind.
    I am glad this project is at LocationTech and not lost in the wind like some other RnD :)
    Gabriel Roldan
    @groldan
    I've just asked a few questions before moving forward with further development of the web api:
    worst case I can start from scratch, being the original author, despite the published repository having obliterated history
    Christian Ledermann
    @cleder
    can geogig support pointcloud versioning?
    Jody Garnett
    @jodygarnett
    it is based on geometry right now, no reason it could not take on other "well known binary" kind of data structures.
    it would be a new feature, and a fair bit of work, talk to @groldan if you wish to explore the idea.
    Christian Ledermann
    @cleder
    Cheers, I was just exploring some ideas which could have been a solved problem, no need to explore further at this time