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Re: [Savannah-help-public] Multiple git repos

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-help-public] Multiple git repos
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 19:59:13 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Aug 18, 2007 at 02:00:10PM +0200, Frederik Deweerdt wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 10:01:01PM +0200, Sylvain Beucler wrote:
> > [Jim: I've got a question for you below]
> > 
> > On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 02:51:16PM +0200, Frederik Deweerdt wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > We're considering moving several CVS modules of TSP
> > > ( to git. However, we'd like
> > > to keep the distantly related modules available separtely. This doesn't
> > > seem possible with one git repo only.
> > > Is it possible to have several git repos for one project?
> > 
> > We planned to add multiple repositories support, but currently that
> > cannot be done automatically, so we'll have to do that manually. If
> > you can contribute a patch to
> > that'd be great. 
> I'll have  a look at that. I'm not familiar with the code base
> though. From what I could see, I'd need to modify frontend/git/index.php,
> Group.class and the database structure to add a table of git projects. Any
> thoughts?

In a first step, I'd say an interface at /git/admin/index.php to add /
hide repositories, manage "owner" and "description" fields, plus a
change in the backend to get them created by the cron job. The list of
repositories would be used for later hooks management.

> > Else you can tell us the list if names of the repositories we'll create 
> > under
> > /srv/git/tsp/.
> Could you create dlock and dadi at the moment?


> > Jim, just to be sure: do you think they need several repositories, or
> > could they use different branches/entry points with the same result?
> > In principle you can push your original import to another branch than
> > "master", can't you?
> That suggestion was made when discussing module support for git
> apparently. It should work but I'm afraid this would confuse users.
> Thanks,
> Frederik


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