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Re: Reality check [was: Re: merge tracking use cases]

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: 2007-12-01 21:28:41 CET

On Dec 1, 2007 12:14 PM, Branko ╚ibej <brane@xbc.nu> wrote:
> David Glasser wrote:
> > The hg model makes these operations essentially impossible, and thus I
> > don't see how it can extend to truly enormous, interconnected
> > codebases where an individual user only needs to work on some parts of
> > it at a time, but that part may vary enormously among users.
> I apologize for barging in again ... and doing another kind of off-topic ...
> http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/PartialClone
> http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/TrimmingHistory

Thanks for the pointers!

I do think it's telling that the PartialClone page and issue haven't
been updated by hg devs since the beginning of 2006. While I suspect
that "partial checkout" wouldn't be too hard for them to implement
(and that's the only part that the hg devs addressed on the issue),
"partial clone" is the hard part, and it looks like their thinking is
still at the stage analogous to "we can just put in a bunch of
svn:mergeinfo props and it'll all work out"...


David Glasser | glasser_at_davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
Received on Sat Dec 1 21:28:54 2007

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