Gentoo Archives: gentoo-scm

From: Caleb Cushing <xenoterracide@×××××.com>
To: "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-scm] Splitting gentoo-x86 repository for easier consumption
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 20:59:55
Message-Id: 81bfc67a0904111359y21f1affam55948f48f4c5754e@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-scm] Splitting gentoo-x86 repository for easier consumption by "Robin H. Johnson"
On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Robin H. Johnson <robbat2@g.o> wrote:
> Narrow is already possible in both CVS and SVN, but it is not natively > in Git, which is the reason that it's been a TODO item for them (you can > get it with the git-cvsserver already, but they want it natively), and > that I mentioned the GSoC project on their side.
the problem in communication is that you are using svn/cvs terminology to describe git, in git checkout does not imply fetch it does imply it in svn I believe. there is a shallow clone in git and narrow capability the problem is there is no way to update a shallow clone in a shallow way. if you were to host a git repo on nfs (or other network mountable fs) you could eve clone it locally in an as shallow way as cvs by using git-new-workdir but that would basically be a hack... -- Caleb Cushing http://xenoterracide.blogspot.com

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Re: [gentoo-scm] Splitting gentoo-x86 repository for easier consumption "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>