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To: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
From: Mike Auty <ikelos@g.o>
Subject: Re: Status of the project?
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 18:10:37 +0000
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Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> I'm still not convinced of that. The alternative would require a patch 
> to git-submodules, some additional tools support for grabbing additional 
> repos with checkouts and repoman, but it has some compelling advantages 
> (like non-devs don't need 1 GB of web space / bandwidth to post their 
> forks of the tree).

Aren't the existing overlays a suitable method of tree forking?

I agree, 1Gb's a bit steep, but someone commented[1] that they'd
compressed their (relatively current) checkout down to 650ish Mb.  I'm
currently attempting a complete import using git-cvsimport (from an
rsynced copy, don't worry Robin!).  It's still updating (so far 15+
hours, so I hope I haven't made a mistake back at the start!), and it'll
need repacking after that, but then it'll hopefully be relatively easy
to add incremental updates.

Rereading past threads it looks like we still need someone to try
setting up and running repoman against git's cvsserver implementation.

I'll see how small I can make my repo, and if it's significantly smaller
(under 700Mb), I can post it to dev.g.o for those that want to duplicate
it (although, as ever, please be nice to infra and yoink it using http
not ssh).  Also remember that doing cvsimported git repos should be
cloned from rather than modified directly (I think it breaks the ability
to do further incremental updates)...

Mike  5:)

[1] http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/git/2008/12/13/4410084/thread

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