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Re: Notes from the DebConf Source Format BoF

On Sat, 2010-08-14 at 00:10 +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 08:39:35AM +0200, Josef Spillner wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, 12. August 2010, 16:36:56 schrieb Ian Jackson:
> > > This is easy: you just publish two trees, rather than two branches in
> > > the same tree.  (It's a shame that there isn't a syntax for "git
> > > clone" which checks out a particular branch.)
> > 
> > The --branch option to git-clone is going to celebrate its birthday in about 
> > two weeks.
> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=git/git.git;a=commitdiff;h=7a4ee28f41270bf032d0dd0bfb17f601b9b3971a
> That's great!
> Now we need a syntax to tuck it into Vcs-Git: in control files.
> Does Vcs-Foo accept unescaped spaces in the URLs?  If not, we may make it
> simply:
> Vcs-Git: git://foo.bar.org/meow debian
> Being unable to represent that in a sane way, I skipped that field, which
> already made one person waste his time (sorry, adsb!) reading an
> unstructured diff.

There is a convention for git of adding the branch name as a fragment
identifier, e.g.:



Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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