A git test drive

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 12:19:52 PDT 2010


On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 1:36 PM, Ken Moffat <ken at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 01:30:43PM -0400, linux fan wrote:
>> FYI
>>
>> I like git.
>> I'll share my curiosity in case anyone is curious about git.
>
>  [...]
>>
>> The second thing I tried was to use git-svn to grab a copy of the blfs xml.
>> The entire blfs (all revs, all branches, didn't know any better) saved
>> in 204MiB in 2 hours.
>
>  Thanks for these notes, I'll try to find time to look at the
> details of git-svn in a week or two (I've got git-1.6.6 on my home
> server, together with a now quite old subversion, as well as the blfs
> and lfs repos, so *in theory* I don't need a lot extra.  OTOH, since
> I do all my development alone, and I'm still unconvinced that git is
> the best tool for the books [ e.g. linear revision numbers are a lot
> easier than random hex numbers ], I'm not expecting much useful to
> come out of that.

I used to do all my blfs development using git-svn. It was so much
easier to keep branches of the little things I was working on. I just
did a shallow clone, though, and didn't pull the whole repository.

--
Dan



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