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From Christopher Shannon <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Move Apache.NMS project to Git
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:13:24 GMT

I think you can accomplish both goals you are looking to achieve.

First, correct me if I am wrong but if I understand correctly, are you
saying you just want to be able to check out parts of a repo multiple times
(to have multiple branches checked out at the same time)? If so, Git lets
you do a sparse checkout so you should be able to clone the repo multiple
times but only check out certain subprojects if you want. .  So if you wanted to just check
out 3 different versions you could clone the repository 3 separate times
but do a sparse checkout to only grab certain subdirectories to save space.

Second, as far as generating unique builds I think you could accomplish
this by using "lightweight tags".  A lightweight tag in git simply is a
pointer to a specifc commit and would conceptually be very similar to
assigning it a unique number based on an SVN commit.  There's almost no
overhead to creating a lightweight tag in git, it just stores the commit
checksum.  Creating a
lightweight tag for every build could be automated and would allow you to
go back to a unique build for every commit.


On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 9:27 PM, Clebert Suconic <>

> > So, that's a "Yes, it does duplicate the entire repository (which can be
> > quite sizeable) in order to have multiple branches checked out
> > simultaneously."  Got it. Clearly a disadvantage.
> I give up!!!
> We should probably migrate Artemis and AMQ5 to SVN as well.
> Pretty horrible disadvantage to have all the versions available
> without being connected.
> You can certainly do tricks to checkout on another directory, but it's
> just easy to copy the directory.
> > So, for example, I would be able to have the following structure on my
> > local hard disk?
> >
> > Apache.NMS/
> >         /trunk
> >         /tags
> >             /1.7.0
> >             /1.7.1
> > Apache.NMS.ActiveMQ/
> >         /trunk
> >         /tags
> >             /1.7.0
> >             /1.7.1
> >             /1.7.2
> >
> That's messed up... horrible dependencies between versions. Even as is now.
> I wouldn't even bring that build style into the new project. If that's
> the case I would say keep the current SVN the way it is, and start a
> new one on git.

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