On Thursday, May 24, 2012 06:33:53 AM Duncan wrote:
> Dan Douglas posted on Thu, 24 May 2012 01:04:48 -0500 as excerpted:
> > On Thursday, May 24, 2012 07:56:58 AM Michał Górny wrote:
> >> On Wed, 23 May 2012 16:14:53 -0500
> >> Dan Douglas <ormaaj@...> wrote:
> >> > If not I will be leaving Gentoo for Funtoo in the near future, though
> >> > there are disadvantages to doing this I don't look forward to dealing
> >> > with.
> >> Most of us will probably be doing that :P.
> > Eh sorry that wasn't meant to be antagonistic. I'll still have Gentoo
> > boxen to deal with. I just need to be able to use git on the tree (even
> > without the full history is perfectly fine) to ease the difficulty of
> > local overlay management. Glad to hear that will be possible, or at
> > least somewhat easier.
> FWIW, I as a user would sure like a git-based tree. Doing git whatchanged
> searches on individual files and being able to track my last checkout and
> roll back to it, or to a point between it and current HEAD, are extremely
> useful. I haven't thought of it much until now, but I think maintaining
> overlays as simple branches would be great, as well.
I don't think doing a branch of the entire tree is a good idea (well
maybe...). I was thinking more along the lines of subtree merges into a local
overlay, or perhaps submodules. To do that currently (I think) would require
taking the rsync tree and putting that into a repo, and trying to keep it
synchronized. Plus in the process you lose all correspondance with upstream
commits so that logs and diffs become meaningless.