[arch-dev-public] Git

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sun Sep 29 15:55:21 EDT 2013

On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Connor Behan <connor.behan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29/09/13 12:25 PM, Alexander R?dseth wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As I gather, we all like git better than svn, for a long list of
>> reasons. Are there any objections to switching over from svn to git for
>> repositories for the official packages?
> One reason to prefer svn is that you can do a non-recursive checkout and
> only have working copies of the packages you maintain. AFAIK, git does
> not (want to) support this.
>> Yes, this can not be done in a heartbeat. The tools and documentation
>> needs to be updated and the workflow needs to be tested, but are there
>> objections to starting the transition process?

If we were to use git, we should have one git repository per package,
and also provide one repository which includes all the packages as
submodules. This will allow both partial and full checkouts, just like
with svn.



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