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From: Dan Douglas <ormaaj@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Portage Git migration - clean cut or git-cvsserver
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 06:52:35
Message-Id: 5715947.t4S3h9H3z4@smorgbox
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: Portage Git migration - clean cut or git-cvsserver by Duncan <>
On Thursday, May 24, 2012 06:33:53 AM Duncan wrote:
> Dan Douglas posted on Thu, 24 May 2012 01:04:48 -0500 as excerpted: > > On Thursday, May 24, 2012 07:56:58 AM Michał Górny wrote: > >> On Wed, 23 May 2012 16:14:53 -0500 > >> > >> Dan Douglas <ormaaj@×××××.com> wrote: > >> > If not I will be leaving Gentoo for Funtoo in the near future, though > >> > there are disadvantages to doing this I don't look forward to dealing > >> > with. > >> > >> Most of us will probably be doing that :P. > > > > Eh sorry that wasn't meant to be antagonistic. I'll still have Gentoo > > boxen to deal with. I just need to be able to use git on the tree (even > > without the full history is perfectly fine) to ease the difficulty of > > local overlay management. Glad to hear that will be possible, or at > > least somewhat easier. > > FWIW, I as a user would sure like a git-based tree. Doing git whatchanged > searches on individual files and being able to track my last checkout and > roll back to it, or to a point between it and current HEAD, are extremely > useful. I haven't thought of it much until now, but I think maintaining > overlays as simple branches would be great, as well.
I don't think doing a branch of the entire tree is a good idea (well maybe...). I was thinking more along the lines of subtree merges into a local overlay, or perhaps submodules. To do that currently (I think) would require taking the rsync tree and putting that into a repo, and trying to keep it synchronized. Plus in the process you lose all correspondance with upstream commits so that logs and diffs become meaningless. -- Dan Douglas


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Portage Git migration - clean cut or git-cvsserver "Vítor Brandão" <×××××.com>
[gentoo-dev] Re: Portage Git migration - clean cut or git-cvsserver Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>