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

C Anthony Risinger anthony at xtfx.me
Fri Nov 11 01:01:39 EST 2011

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 11:08 PM, Linus Arver <linusarver at gmail.com> wrote:
> But I think that the PKGBUILD prototypes are meant to be a very simple,
> sane starting point for devs/contributors to create their own. If we end
> up introducing too many concepts into these prototypes, maybe they may
> not be helpful in the end. Perhaps there should be two sets of
> prototypes --- an "beginner" and "advanced" version. Or maybe the ideas
> you introduced in your email belong to the Arch Wiki, and not the
> prototype (under a heading like "Advanced Git PKGBUILD Techniques).

i think the best route is some kind of lower level integration, at
makepkg (or ?) level ... i know someone brought up a bug report
regarding just that.  i'll mull that a bit and probably make noise
there instead :-)

> I think you should make very small, incremental changes at a time. That
> way, you won't scare off all the people on the list who are not as
> technically competent in git as yourself. ;)

indeed :-)  i'll seek the appropriate channel for these changes.

> P.S. When writing a list of paragraphs, use '*' or '-', not ')'.

bah! i've done that for quite some time :-)

i use `)` specifically because:


... looks nice and clear to me, but i tend to skip backfilling the
letter/numbers.  maybe `*)` or `x)` is better?  i'll consider `*`, but
`-` is ... nay :-)

aaaanyways, i'll look into lower level integration so users can simply
set a variable or something, and not even call git directly.


C Anthony

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