A desk is an independently revision-controlled branch of a ship that uses the Clay filesystem. Each desk contains its own apps, mark definitions, files, and so forth.
Traditionally a ship has at least a
%base desk, and typically
%landscape desk among others. The
%base desk has the kernel and base system software, while other desks are usually each for different apps. A desk is a series of numbered commits, the most recent of which represents the current state of the desk. A commit is composed of:
- An absolute time when it was created.
- A list of zero or more parents.
- A map from paths to data.
- Using Your Ship: A user guide that includes instructions for using desks.