Re: Debian Perl Group meeting at DebCamp - 2008-08-06
Russ Allbery dijo [Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 04:38:32PM -0700]:
> > - I don't know if/how git can do partial checkouts. For a long time, I
> > have just given up on having a whole checkout even of our
> > trunk. I just check out the module in question and work on it.
> Every place that I use Git, I use a separate repository per package. I'm
> skeptical it makes much sense in the Git paradigm to have a single giant
> repository for every module that the Perl group would package, for
> Subversion tends much more towards centralization. Git repositories are
> cheap, and there's usually no reason not to have lots of them (although
> you have to write some quick scripts if you want to do mass updates, and
> mass updates are a lot slower).
I find it an advantage that our hundreds of modules are at one single
location - And that they are _not_ on my hard disk ;-) Working with a
package is usually quite cheap for me (i.e. I almost always work in
/tmp, with very short-lived directories). Quite some time ago, I _did_
have the whole tree in my home directory (including branches and
tags), but... it was just too impractical in the long run. So... If
for nothing else, this is a good case for subversion IMO.
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