Annotation of wikisrc/gitsofar.mdwn, revision 1.1

1.1     ! mspo        1: == NetBSD with git so far
        !             2: 
        !             3: http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-repository/2015/01/04/msg000497.html
        !             4: 
        !             5: === Low memory hosts:
        !             6: * http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-repository/2015/01/08/msg000520.html
        !             7: 
        !             8: git appears to have slightly different memory characteristics depending on the
        !             9: protocol used.  Over http I am able to get a full clone with all history on a
        !            10: 256 + 256 raspberri pi.  If you bump up the memory to 512 + 256 it makes ssh
        !            11: possible, which means writes are possible.
        !            12: 
        !            13: The link above has some tuning I used to get memory requirements way down.
        !            14: 
        !            15: It should be noted that git support a "shallow" clone (--depth 1) which ignores
        !            16: most history but allows commits and full development.
        !            17: A shallow clone works on very small systems; I would guess 128MB + a little swap
        !            18: is enough.
        !            19: 
        !            20: git is slow during 'status' by default since it searches the entire tree for a
        !            21: change.  It will produce a warning with tunable options if the command runs
        !            22: slowly.
        !            23: 
        !            24: === CVS in parallel
        !            25: I do not think this is a good idea and do not plan to advocate for it.
        !            26: Git does have a cvs server built-in but I have not taken the time to set it up
        !            27: for testing because it is slightly involved and I don't see the purpose.
        !            28: 
        !            29: === Conversion
        !            30: One-shot to create the new True Source.  I don't think there will be many cvs
        !            31: hold-outs.
        !            32: 
        !            33: See above for CVS server provided if ongoing conversion is really desired.
        !            34: 
        !            35: === existing cvs dependencies
        !            36: TBD
        !            37: 
        !            38: === How should NetBSD be setup
        !            39: High level- private box for write master using ssh, any number of additional
        !            40: systems with read-only mirrors over http:// and git://
        !            41: 
        !            42: Also see a great description of how DragonflyBSD is setup:
        !            43: http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2015-January/207421.html
        !            44: http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2015-January/207422.html
        !            45: http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2015-January/207424.html
        !            46: 
        !            47: === how to install
        !            48: git should fit into NetBSD src/tools easily.  I have not personally tested
        !            49: cross compilation.
        !            50: 
        !            51: === workflows
        !            52: See DragonflyBSD examples given above
        !            53: 
        !            54: There are many many workflows supported in git.  For the most part I think
        !            55: NetBSD developers would follow the "feature branch" workflow from the main repo
        !            56: (or private/semi-private clones before merge).
        !            57: 
        !            58: Public collaboration is a big feature of git since it can format patches into
        !            59: at least two different email formats and they can be submitted to a bug report
        !            60: or to a mailing list, which should allow clean apply.
        !            61: 
        !            62: A non-developer could also post a pull request to github or host his git repo
        !            63: for a friendly developer to add as an origin and pull his branch.
        !            64: 
        !            65: (git origin add future-developer http://example.com/~greatguy/src.git)
        !            66: 
        !            67: 
        !            68: === log message formats
        !            69: Try to references named branches instead of sha-1's
        !            70: Also using the dates for commits instead of commit id's
        !            71: 
        !            72: === how to convert
        !            73: ESR?
        !            74: 
        !            75: === No lock-in
        !            76: I am unable to anticipate the next generation of SCM.
        !            77: Don't do anything weird like change history and we should be fine.
        !            78: 
        !            79: Maybe when we have 30 years of project history it will be time to consider
        !            80: restructuring the project.  :)
        !            81: 
        !            82: === Who, When, and How Long?
        !            83: * ESR/Joerg - convert
        !            84: * sometime, eventually, maybe
        !            85: * unknown

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