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Re: A Proposal to Move to Git
- From: Fred Cooke <fred dot cooke at gmail dot com>
- To: Mark Kettenis <mark dot kettenis at xs4all dot nl>
- Cc: Tom Tromey <tromey at redhat dot com>, GDB Development <gdb at sourceware dot org>, binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:21:06 +0200
- Subject: Re: A Proposal to Move to Git
- References: <8738q4gj7a dot fsf at fleche dot redhat dot com> <201308222010 dot r7MKAljG013904 at glazunov dot sibelius dot xs4all dot nl>
Binutils, as is, @ 13d568a676e8e6038195199b1f005cdcc88d47f5 is 252meg
including the checkout, of which 82meg is the .git dir, and the
balance the checkout. It's VERY efficient.
On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:10 PM, Mark Kettenis <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From: Tom Tromey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> CC: Binutils Development <email@example.com>
>> Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:12:41 -0600
>> I'd like to move gdb and binutils from CVS to Git. I've done much of
>> the preliminary work and I will do the remainder, including the
>> inevitable follow-up bug-fixing.
> I still *hate* git. Hate it even more now that I've used it for a
> project. It gets in my way; it never does what I want, at least not
> by default. It's slow; updating a tree takes significantly more time
> than with cvs as it insists that I stash my local changes first. It's
> buggy; I had it just sit there and spin forever on a git pull on
> several occasions. It encourages the annoying "send the gazillian
> diffs in a series again, just because I've fixed a single spelling
> mistake in one of them" behaviour. But it seems I'm the only one in
> the world who doesn't "git" it, so I'll shut up.
> Except for one tiny question. How much free space do I need to clone
> the future gdb repo and do useful work with it? Some of my machines
> don't have a lot of free disk space. Sparse checkouts don't really
> work. And it seems you can't do any real development from a shallow
> clone. So if the answer to the my question is that I need at least 1G
> of disk space, then there is a problem.