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Re: Issue Tracker Used? Git migration checklist.

On Fri, 26 Oct 2012, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:

> Personally I think Joseph is right in that we should keep binutils and
> gdb together in a single master repository.  And I suppose that we
> could continue the existing mirroring of directories with GCC.  But I
> don't really understand how this is going to work for the other
> repositories that use libiberty.  Are we going to mirror to even more
> places?  I know this has been discussed, I just don't understand the
> proposals.

I think mirroring to multiple places is the least bad option (that more 
complicated variants involving things such as git submodules have 
disadvantages that outweigh any advantages).  And that the way to do this 
is probably to have a toplevel.git, and have hooks that discourage people 
from making changes to the GCC, binutils+gdb etc. copies of the shared 
files other than copying updated versions from toplevel.git.  But that's 
an outline, as are the possible ten steps I listed in 
<> to setting up 
such a toplevel.git; it needs fleshing out and implementing.

Joseph S. Myers

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