Re: git transition exploratory team

Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 10:32 -0500, Brad Taylor wrote:
>> In addition to this, I'd like to bring up the use of svn:externals in
>> GNOME.  I know that many modules (mine included) make use of it to
>> include live versions of external code for bundling purposes.
>> Is there a migration plan for these settings?  Several scenarios will
>> likely crop up: including another git module (could probably use Git
>> submodules), and including an external SVN module (?).
> We don't have a real plan for svn:externals yet, unfortunately.
> The to-do list has items to figure out where externals are used and why.
> Off the top of my head I can only think of libbackground right now, and
> that's definitely a candidate for making it into a real library, or at
> least folding it into gnome-desktop.

I think glib and gtk+ still share their build/ directory using svn:externals.


> I've never used Git's submodule support, so I have no idea if it would
> be a good substitute for svn:externals (but I don't think those are a
> good idea in general, anyway) :)
> Do you know which modules use externals, or at least some of them, to
> start getting an idea?
>   Federico

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