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Re: Vendor branches on sourceware.org's binutils-gdb repo


Hi,

On Sun, 6 Apr 2014, Joel Brobecker wrote:

> > I think it's very useful for users to have all vendor branches in a 
> > single repository. At least with glibc this has helped me a lot (as a 
> > user) when identifying and cherry-picking needed fixes to my own 
> > systems.
> 
> FWIW: I have found that the extra branches are just making me download 
> lots of commits that I have no use for, and I suspect that this is the 
> case for many of us. That's the default behavior, and most users will be 
> impacted by those. While it's convenient, it is also very easy to pull a 
> branch from another repository.

But it's not necessarily easy for the vendor to _host_ that other 
repository.  And IMHO, the current 288 MB for binutils-gdb git objects 
aren't enough to discourage vendor branches (and if you're worried about 
the download size it's equally easy to simply not pull those branches).


Ciao,
Michael.


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