Gentoo Archives: gentoo-scm

From: "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>
To: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-scm] meeting followup: repo layout
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:34:49
Message-Id: robbat2-20101027T073006-348939016Z@orbis-terrarum.net
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-scm] meeting followup: repo layout by Dirkjan Ochtman
On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 09:26:04AM +0200, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
> Does repo work with a tracker repo that keeps the state of all the > child repos, so you still get consistent state?
The child repos may be newer than the parent. The parent will never be newer than the children.
> I don't have much experience with git, but I'm a hg developer, so I > know a thing or two about VCS.
For comparison, what would the overhead costs of hg be above?
> The interesting part is where the tools are such that devs can just > not get all the packages/categories they don't work on. If that's > impossible, then I think just going with a single repo is probably > best. From what I know about how git works, I'd also say that git will > deal with a large tree alright (which would be a larger problem in hg, > I think).
That's called a "narrow clone" in git-speak. It's already possible to a limited degree with subtrees, but it's not yet writable unfortunately. -- Robin Hugh Johnson Gentoo Linux: Developer, Trustee & Infrastructure Lead E-Mail : robbat2@g.o GnuPG FP : 11AC BA4F 4778 E3F6 E4ED F38E B27B 944E 3488 4E85

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Re: [gentoo-scm] meeting followup: repo layout Dirkjan Ochtman <djc@g.o>