Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using .git.tar.gz
On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 11:19:43AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Is a .gitdiff.tar.gz possible, so the archive doesn't need to have the
> > full git repo replaced by each upload? ie, something like
> > Files:
> > .... foo_1.0-1.git.tar.gz
> > .... foo_1.0-2.gitdiff.tar.gz
> > so that a small patch only adds a small file to the archive rather than
> > replacing a large one?
> I think it's possible, the gitdiff might use git packs against a prior
> repo. That would be a nice enhancement to what I have done.
I think there is a mechanism in git to disallow replacing old pack
files (i.e. forcing to create additional ones with only new objects),
however, I haven't used that myself, yet.
On a general note: I think we definetly could need the better tarball
compression support _before_ adding huge amount of history into the
Frank Lichtenheld <firstname.lastname@example.org>