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From: Nicolas Sebrecht <nicolas.s-dev@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-scm] [gentoo-dev] Re: How to speed up maintenance and other Gentoo work?
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2009 14:10:09
Message-Id: 20090308141006.GC12909@vidovic

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On Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 06:29:08PM -0800, Robin H. Johnson wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 07:57:02PM -0500, Caleb Cushing wrote: > > On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Alec Warner <antarus@g.o> wrote:
> > > People are working on the whole 'replace cvs with git' thing on the > > > gentoo-scm list. > > I'm supposedly on that list and I haven't gotten a message all week? > > is it low traffic? or do I have a subscription/other problem. > It's fairly low traffic. > > The last discussion was just under 2 weeks ago, was about how Manifests > would need to be changed to cut down on merge conflicts. The last > proposal on that was to consider a form of slim Manifest for developers > only (it would still be a full form going to rsync), where objects in > git were not explicitly tracked in the Manifest, but rather but signed > commits (not tags), as their checksums were tracked by the DVCS anyway. > > Additionally, there is this pending item on a Git resource usage bug > that hurts badly during the initial clone: >
Following this discussion on the dev list, it appears that some of us missed the 'replace cvs with git' project going on here (on gentoo-scm). As it's very time consuming to find the relevant previous threads. So, could someone give us more information of the state of the project ? (general expected workflow, technical issues, etc) A brief abstract would be very much appreciated. I've read the above link. Now, I know about the Manifest issue. Also, did you had information on how git hosted overlays work ? Thanks, -- Nicolas Sebrecht