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From: "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Portage Git migration - clean cut or git-cvsserver
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:08:51 +0200
> The purpose of overlays is to have ebuilds maintained outside of the
> official Gentoo portage. Importing a ebuild from an overlay whether it
> uses Git or not means importing the ebuild(s). In the Git context, it
> means the Gentoo maintainer has to make an import commit the same way
> it would be done to start a project with somthing like:
> 
>   cp 'files to be commited' .
>   git add .
>   git commit -m 'initial import'
> 
> So, like explained before your concern is clearly out of the current
> discussion. Importing commit history from Overlays is not supported and
> will probably never be. 

Which does not mean that it's not desirable. 

The KDE ebuilds are mainly evolving inside the KDE overlay, where KDE betas 
and live ebuilds live. Being able (in the future) to see the history of an 
ebuild before it was imported into the main tree would certainly help in some 
cases.


-- 
Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer
kde, sci, arm, tex, printing
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