dist-git proof of concept phase 1 complete

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Dec 15 10:34:04 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 10:06:42AM +0000, Tim Waugh wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 09:49 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > Why not put everything in a single git repository?
> That would require every packager to check out the entire package set,
> all revisions, all branches.  No thanks.

Jesse can probably estimate for us how large this will be.

I've found that git deals very well with large repositories that have
lots of files and lots of history (kernel, qemu).  And you only ever
have to download it once, since you can use "git fetch" to make local
working copies.


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