Gentoo Archives: gentoo-scm

From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
To: Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-scm] Help?
Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2008 18:08:25
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-scm] Help? by Fabian Groffen
On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 12:38 AM, Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o> wrote:
> On 01-11-2008 17:28:47 -0700, Alec Warner wrote: >> On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o> wrote: >> > 3. Updating utilities, mainly repoman on the dev side, and rsync scripts >> > on the backend; and >> >> I will probably volunteer myself for #3 repoman.... > > Also talk to Ali Polatel/alip/hawking who said at some point he'd redo > repoman's SVN support with native python svn functions, instead of exec > calls and output parsing. Are there native python git functions?
There is GitPython.
> > I don't know if echangelog is already git aware, but if it isn't, I > guess it's a showstopper too.
I would rather unperl this too; the git patches for echangelog are hella old. Asssuming GitPython doesn't suck someone should probably attempt a rewrite here as well.
> > And how about Portage itself? It currently only knows about rsync, cvs > and svn, but probably should get extended with git support as well to > facilitate devs. >
Since when does portage care what you are using? Are you referring to emerge --sync or something else?
>> > Here's progress so far: >> > >> > 1. Working on it >> > 2. Draft at <>. Thoughts? >> > 3. Should be fairly straightforward. Patches welcome! > > With some experience, I don't think it's that straightforward at all. > Repoman currently needs to figure out what files have changed, or were > added/removed. It checks if the ChangeLog was correctly updated, for > instance, and then explicitly commits the files that were modified or > added. Since with Git there is not going to be header expansion, a > shortcut can be made equal to the case where no expanded files are > modified, and hence Manifest can be commited directly. > Probably repoman should git add all modified files that it is going to > git commit afterwards or something. > > The fast way to get repoman with git support is to just add another > block of 'if vcs == "git":' everywhere some vcs interaction is > necessary. The long way uses an object oriented approach with > implementations of certain requirements. That said, I think Alec is the > one :)
Don't put too much faith in me; I am typically bad at finishing projects and I would appreciate help from others ;p
> >> > 4. Could use some discussion. For example, do we provide >> > backwards-compat CVS for a while, or do we just provide a git testing >> > server for a while and switch things over all at once? > > After your testdrive for a month or so, shadowing the CVS tree, I think > you can big-bang into Git, since for our regular users nothing should > change. Rsync just stays the same, the generation is just different, > but with minimal differences to update the git checkout instead of the > cvs checkout. Developers should switch, should have a Portage that > supports updating a git tree, and learn how to add/remove files and > directories with git. Anon-cvs for gentoo-x86 can just be migrated to > git, right? > > > -- > Fabian Groffen > Gentoo on a different level > >


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Re: [gentoo-scm] Help? Christian Faulhammer <opfer@g.o>