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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] GIT

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:35:48 -0800 (PST)
> > I ran 'svn info' on my local svn tree. I show revision
> 1261450. The web
> > site shows 1262727. Should I update my local tree svn
> before the big git
> > day? That is, will I be able to convert my local svn
> tree to git to
> > minimize download time?
> >
> No you won't be able to convert as GIT tracks metadata
> differently. 
> However, when you do initialize the GIT repository, you
> will be
> downloading a highly compressed version of the metadata,
> which is then
> used to "fast-forward" (i.e. inflate the current sources
> out of the
> compressed metadata) your local copy to match what is on
> the server.

Okay, I'm reading the wiki about git. In the checkout section the text implies the new local tree will be a directory named 'tde', same as upstream. Currently my Trinity svn tree is in my build directory under the name src_trinity_svn. I would like to use a similar name, such as src_trinity_git. If I understand correctly, I do this:

git clone src_trinity_git
cd src_trinity_git

* Is that correct?

* I'm on a nominal broadband connection. About how many GB will I download with the new git tree?

Although I submit patches, I'm not a seasoned developer and I have no desire to muck with the upstream git tree. I want only to maintain a local tree to build and test packages. If I understand correctly I do this:

(If I do not change my local tree)
cd $BUILDDIR/src_trinity_git
git pull

(If I change my local tree)
cd $BUILDDIR/src_trinity_git

* Is that correct?

Lastly, no pressure intended, only curiosity that kills the cat, any estimate when git will go public? Or, can I create a local tree now and update daily but just don't use the tree until git goes public?