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Re: Git?

(I am mostly lurking on debian-haskell@, so I don't think that my
opinion matters much: people doing work should have the tools that they
prefer to do so.)

On Sat, Jul 04, 2009 at 09:40:39PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> > The only countercases I can image are 1) if you aren't on the internet
> > right now; or 2) you can't afford to download the upstream tarball
> > (because it's absurdly large, like say openoffice).
> Or upstream goes away.  Or is offline.  Or moves.  Or takes longer to
> download than it takes to generate from VCS.
> Seriously, it's not that hard, takes absurdly little space, is built
> into the toolset, and lets you recreate any version in history.
> It's not required, sure, but it's nice to have.

A *huge* win about pristine-tar is when upstream ships non-DFSG files in
its release tarballs.  Rebuilding a stripped tarball is really easy
using git and pristine-tar, and it's easily to continue to do so when
upstream realeses new versions.

And non-DFSG documentation is not that uncommon…

Jérémy Bobbio                        .''`. 
lunar@debian.org                    : :Ⓐ  :  # apt-get install anarchism
                                    `. `'` 

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