Proposals/feedback for a distributed version control system for cutecash?
jralls at ceridwen.us
Tue Apr 6 10:32:35 EDT 2010
On Apr 6, 2010, at 2:28 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> 2010/4/6 Christian Stimming <stimming at tuhh.de>:
>> In particular, downloading everything by "git clone" doesn't take that long,
>> hence I don't understand some comments here which mentioned the need for an
>> extra download-all-in-one-file requirement. Also, github.com encourages to
>> create forks of existing repositories easily (such as this one), so I guess
>> this is an easy playground for testing the git access to our code.
> It is about 90MB but github sourced it at my full connection speed of
> 2Mb (in the UK) and it took less than 9 minutes go clone. Since
> cloning is a rare occurrence for each user I do not see that as a
> problem, for most anyway.
It doesn't take long to clone because it doesn't have any history: It was a "flat" import from svn (i.e., git svn fetch http://svn.gnucash.org/gnucash/trunk instead of http://svn.gnucash.org/gnucash). The actual migrated repo with its 20 years of changes will be *much* larger.
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