dist-git proof of concept phase 1 complete

Josh Boyer jwboyer at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 10:50:05 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 10:34:04AM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>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.

A full git repo was 5.7G.  I sure as hell don't want to pull that down
when I'm only interested in a few packages.

(The CVS repo is 16G on the server side if you are wondering.)


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