On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 1:19 AM, Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org
> Hi Simos,
> I don't want to detract from this conversation, because I think
> it's important to consider how this would impact all of Gnom's
> contributors, including translators, documentation folks, etc.
> A switch would have at least some impact on everybody, and we
> need to know how to deal with problems.
>> Scenario A
>> => Using command line tools, we add a translation to the main repository.
>> Assume the repository is git://git.gnome.org/gnome-games.git
>> we make a local copy by 'cloning' the repository ('checkout' is
>> something different in git)
>> git clone git://git.gnome.org/gnome-games.git
>> This would create a very big tree, because it would make a full
>> offline copy, with all the history for the last ten years or so. When
>> we use SVN, a checkout of gnome-games is 124MB. The approximate size
>> of a 'git clone' should be quite larger. My test with 'git-svn clone'
>> was not conclusive (due to the way it works, it is very slow, I
>> stopped after an hour, which it downloaded 74MB).
> I want to first point out that it's slow because it's git-svn.
> I don't want people to think it would be this terribly slow if
> we were using git. Cloning from a git server is quite fast.
> More importantly, you'd be surprised at just how small a git
> clone actually is. I have both a git clone and an svn checkout
> of gnome-doc-utils. The svn checkout is 38MB. The git clone
> is 26MB. Seriously, it's smaller. And the git clone has more
> commits that aren't in SVN yet.