[arch-projects] [ABS] [PATCH v3 3/7] git prototype: on initial clones, perform a shallow clone

C Anthony Risinger anthony at xtfx.me
Thu Nov 10 13:56:35 EST 2011

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 9:46 PM, Linus Arver <linusarver at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem I have with your sample PKGBUILD is that it is extremely
> complicated. Anything extremely complicated goes entirely against the
> KISS philosophy that we Arch devs/contributors cherish. See
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/The_Arch_Way

well, the message i linked had the bits i was referring to factored
out, and they amount to about 15-20 lines -- the PKGBUILD i linked
*is* complex, but not complicated ... there is alot going on, and it's
a less than trivial build.

the bits relating to git are pretty clear, imo at least.  "the arch
way" is a great guideline -- i believe i've made the process as simple
as it *can* be made ;-)

> But of course, you are free to write up a separate patch series for git.
> At this time, however, I am unwilling to delay this patch series to
> incorporate such extensive changes.

that is fine, i was not suggesting any alteration or amendments to
your series.  it simply reminded me of a my prior work; work i believe
is still more than valid.  perhaps i should have created a new thread
from it, but i'm still not 100% the expectations of this list.

no worries, i may be able to spin some patches, but i would recommend
maybe reading my original linked proposal, as i think it labels the
goals pretty well.


C Anthony

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