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From: "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>
Subject: Re: meeting followup: repo layout
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:34:36 +0000
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.

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-- Robin H. Johnson
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