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From "Gavin" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: git.apache.org commit histories being remapped
Date Sun, 29 Mar 2009 23:21:37 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Menard [mailto:nirvdrum@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, 30 March 2009 8:28 AM
> To: infrastructure-dev@apache.org
> Subject: Re: git.apache.org commit histories being remapped
> 
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 6:18 PM, Grzegorz Kossakowski
> <gkossakowski@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> > I didn't understand that last question but I did understand rest of this
> paragraph so I guess I can answer it meaningfully.
> >
> > My answer is: you as mirror user don't have to care from which svn
> server we are pulling. You can configure your git svn
> > instance to use whatever server you prefer. Have a look at rewriteRoot
> option for git svn.
> 
> Well, that's not 100% true.  I need to care because I need to take an
> extra step in order to make the git clone work in a
> non-pain-in-the-neck way.  The same could be said about me not having
> to care about the SVN history showing the EU server.  Whatever is
> being done on git.apache.org I could do locally, no doubt.  What I'd
> like to see in any non-essential steps eliminated.  If every developer
> is going to have to reconfigure every clone to use the primary SVN
> server, I'd just assume see that configured in the mirror anyway.
> 
> So, I suppose this comes back to the question of load on the primary
> SVN server.  Let's state from the outset that an initial import is
> costly and as such should be done from the EU mirror.  So, the
> question is whether updates are that costly.  If they're the
> equivalent of an "svn up," the updates shouldn't induce more load than
> a developer causes locally.  If they're more costly, then so be it.
> But, if those updates are acceptable for an individual developer to do
> with his clone that is reconfigured for the primary SVN server, I
> still don't see why this couldn't be done on git.apache.org.  So, I
> guess I don't see why after initial import, we couldn't have the bare
> repos set up for the primary SVN server.

Remember this is still experimental, still not officially given the seal of
approval by Infra, but Infra have said Git can use the eu mirror. That's
where it stands currently (but see Paul Quernas post also)

Gav...

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