Gentoo Archives: gentoo-scm

From: Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o>
To: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-scm] Grafting and small repos
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 22:30:31
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-scm] Grafting and small repos by Mike Auty
Mike Auty wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Lance Albertson wrote: >> What if we took a slightly different angle with this. I'm not sure if >> this is possible, so correct me if I'm wrong. Most developers don't need >> history past a year, but having recent history is important. What if we >> created an archive repo that contains all the history but the main one >> only contains a years worth? If a developer did want the whole history, >> they could just graft it onto the live repo. > > Yeah, as far as I'm aware the initial repo can be any length of time (a > week old, a year old, etc), so that wouldn't pose a problem. > >> Anyways, I think devs should always have history, just not 5 years worth >> of it. > > True, it's getting it in the first place that's a bit of a strain on the > ifrastructure...
FWIW, that is my feelings too. I don't need/want history, that is older than a year. I would also accept losing all history if it means that we can easily move forward and drop CVS. (ChangeLogs are the past history, git commit messages are the new history - or something) I brought this up to Donnie and his feelings were that if we don't have all the history, then we should not even use a VCS. meh. I'm looking forward to this grafting idea. -Jeremy