Not quite sure how feasible this is in practice, but it certainly
would be incredibly helpful.
It is quite simple.
If you have 7 minutes do the following from the command line:
hg clone http://bitbucket.org/ido/galaxy-central-importer
hg update -C importer
sh setup.sh #sets up basic things
./run.sh #end with ctrl-c after startup completes (serving on ....)
./importer.sh #starts the importer wait for "done importing"
then open your browser at localhost:8080/galaxy
You can log in with 3 different usernames/passwords:
name1@/123456 #can only see group1 libs
name2@123456 #can only see group2 libs
tamir@/123456 #can see all libs
Of course only the file paths get inserted into the db.