Gentoo Archives: gentoo-scm

From: Mike Auty <ikelos@g.o>
To: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-scm] Help?
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 10:25:48
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-scm] Help? by Donnie Berkholz
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Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> It does if you're Joe User (or Joe Proxy-Maintainer) and you don't want > a 1G+ git clone of the whole tree so you can developer 1 package for > your local repo.
As Robin mentioned, overlays already do this without any of the downsides associated with splitting the tree into 12000+ git repos. Also, overlays have more flexibility because they're not limited to a single package (although they can contain just a single one if necessary), so I'd imagine developing and sharing 20+ ebuilds at once will be much easier to manage in an existing overlay, than in 20+ git submodules cloned from the main tree. I wouldn't expect Joe User/Proxy-Maintainer to have much to do with the git tree, much as I don't think many users/proxy-maintainers use CVS over rsync. So if the git capability were in conjunction with overlays, I don't know how popular it'd be, and if it's not in conjunction, it seems like discarding a working mechanism for something untested... Mike 5:) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkkUF6AACgkQu7rWomwgFXp+aQCfV3SkI7GOFw5322cwTpLrgykQ 6bIAoI8y9VZOF0tEvoI5GfpelYw+ujg7 =le4h -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----