Re: tarballs - why in SVN?
"Eddy Petriÿor" <email@example.com> writes:
>> In what cases would you be forced to check that out?
> Since I tried to build boson 0.12, which is unreleased and the only
> place to get the orig tarball from was to check it from SVN. Since SVN
> is capable of cheking out only directories, I was forced to checkout
> 130MB of orig tarballs, instead of only getting one file of 2.2 MB.
Hm. I see. But, couldn't you have download the tarball from
instead? That's only 2.2 MB download.
About your other suggestion, I think it is a good idea to use svn
properties to point to the orig.tar.gz. If it will be used by tools
like svn-buildpackage, even better.
I'd even recommend to point them to the alioth svn interface, just as
the link above. Its more or less plain http after all.
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4