dist-git project update

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Mon Jun 14 05:37:37 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-06-13 at 17:26 +0100, Christopher Brown wrote:
> Hi Jesse,
> On 11 June 2010 22:57, Jesse Keating <jkeating at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2010-06-11 at 17:21 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> >>
> >> Is it necessary to do fedpkg clone ?
> >> Or can regular git be used ?
> >>
> >>
> > Not necessary at all.  The current url is
> > pkgs.stg.fedoraproject.org/<package>  and that works with git:// and
> > ssh://.  One advantage to using fedpkg clone is that if you like the
> > current directory layout where each release is a subdir, you can do
> > 'fedpkg clone --branches' and you'll get that layout.  You can also do
> > fedpkg clone -b <branch> and get a checkout of the specific branch
> > listed.  By no means is fedpkg required for the clones and commits, but
> > it is a convenience that some will like to use, and will likely be the
> > "documented" way of doing things.
> I'm really keen to see this come off as I think pretty much everyone
> is and look forward to the day when we all bid cvs goodbye. Would it
> not be saner to extend git through a plugin to provide fedora-specific
> stuff rather than use a new, separate command like fedpkg? Might help
> the migration if people understand that they are essentially using git
> with a few fedora options instead.

fedpkg is more than just an interaction with the source control, it's
also how you interact with the koji build system and with bodhi, and
potentially with other things in the future.  Bundling those all into
git doesn't necessarily make sense.  For those used to git and prefer to
use git directly to manipulate the sources, they can do that just fine.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
identi.ca: http://identi.ca/jkeating
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