Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using .git.tar.gz
Joey Hess wrote:
A sample dpkg source package built using this is at
<http://kitenet.net/~joey/tmp/git-demo/>. This demo package includes only
the last 200 commits to the dpkg git repo, so it's more than 1 mb *smaller*
than dpkg's normal .tar.gz!
What was removed from the source tree when importing it into git to save
this space? I did a checkout of the sample git repository and its
working tree is 8 mb smaller than the unpacked standard source archive
working tree. It appears there are several po directories that are
significantly smaller in the git repo. I don't know much about that
other than it has something to do with i8n. Did you remove support for
some languages or something?