[FFmpeg-devel] [OT] ffmpeg git

Uoti Urpala uoti.urpala
Mon Nov 26 20:51:40 CET 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 20:01 +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> Hello,
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 03:47:11PM -0300, Gonzalo Garramu?o wrote:
> > I've read several messages from developers using git for development. 
> > Since I find that revision control system much better, I was wondering 
> > what was a good mirror.
> There may be some mirror (though it would only be read-only), but I and
> probably everyone else just uses git-svn.

If lots of people start creating their initial git-svn checkouts using
the svn protocol that could cause significant load and bandwidth use
(even more so for MPlayer with its larger history). Creating a git-svn
repository clonable with the git protocol would allow faster and less
resource-hungry creation of new git-svn checkouts. It wouldn't
necessarily even need to be kept up to date - the latest commits could
be fetched with normal "git-svn rebase". The git-svn manpage has details
about how to create a local git-svn checkout from such an initial clone.
Once a git-clonable repository exists those instructions could be
published on FFmpeg/MPlayer websites.

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