On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 2:24 AM, Robin H. Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> No, the entire point of thin-Manifest was realizing that the Manifests
> in Git only need to store the DIST entries, because the SHA1 for the other
> entries can be extracted from Git index directly.
I'm aware of the point of thin-Manifests (It's a long time running
conversation), however it seems to be something more to the order of
usage for distribution, in other words, overlays and tree's like
regen2's and funtoo's. if you aren't distributing the tree for user
consumption... then you'll still have to generate full manifests for
rsync, it would seem easy and more space, processor effective to make
it like metadata and cron generation, dev's don't really need them
when hacking ebuilds do they? they're just a security/integrity
measure for end users. I suppose the reason for devs to use them is
they would be using the git tree to update their own systems.