DeltaV protocol approved as Proposed Standard
Mon, 1 Oct 2001 12:19:53 -0700
I'm very pleased to announce that today the IESG approved the DeltaV
Protocol as a Proposed Standard. The DeltaV protocol  extends the WebDAV
protocol  to provide capabilities for versioning and configuration
management. DeltaV, like WebDAV, is an extension to HTTP, and thus this
protocol has the effect of turning a Web server into a platform for remote
collaborative development of software projects, large documentation efforts,
or any large collection of inter-related information.
The Subversion project  is the furthest along in creating a complete
solution based on DeltaV -- they recently announced the start of
self-hosting, using Subversion in the development of Subversion. Xythos
WebFile Server  has implemented the DeltaV specification on the server
side, and provides free test accounts on their Sharemation site .
With approval of the DeltaV protocol, the specification enters the RFC
editor's queue. Typically there is about a month's delay between approval
and publication as an RFC, meaning an RFC number is imminent.
Now we get to focus on implementations, interoperability, and solving
real-world problems with this technology.