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On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Robin H. Johnson <email@example.com> 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...