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From: Justin <jlec@g.o>
Subject: Re: Portage Git migration - clean cut or git-cvsserver
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 18:58:33 +0200
On 23.05.2012 18:47, Robin H. Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 02:42:37PM +0200, Michael Weber wrote:
>> i've looked at the blockers of "[TRACKER] portage migration to git"
>> [1] and want to discuss "testing git-cvsserver" [2].
>>
>> There are two proposed scenarios how to migrate the developers write
>> access to the portage tree.
> The primary reasons to continue to support CVS-style access via
> git-cvsserver:
> 1. Lightweight partial/subtree checkouts
>    - Git has implemented subtree checkouts, but they still bring down a
> 	 fairly large packfile.
> 2. Arches were Git repos are too heavy (Kumba wanted this for MIPS)
> 
> If we can get rid of #2, we're willing to live with #1.
> 
>> "Clean cut" turns of cvs access on a given and announced timestamp,
>> rsync-generation/updates is suspended (no input -> no changes), some
>> magic scripts prepare the git repo (according to [3], some hours
>> duration) and we all checkout the tree (might be some funny massive load).
> 1. You will be given git bundles instead of being allowed to do initial
>    clone. That way it's just a resumable HTTP download.
> 2. rsync generation is NOT going away. Users will still be using it.
> 

Was this a vote for or against a quick proceeding towards git?
You are probably the one who can judge best if the infra side could be
made ready soonish.


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