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Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like

From: Mike Mattie
Subject: Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 21:07:30 -0800

On Tue, 08 Jan 2008 08:36:54 +0900
"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> wrote:

> CHENG Gao writes:
>  > Yes you are right. Ever I tried to git clone emacs git repo at
>  > home, and it took forever so I had to abort the mission. I got a
>  > 2m ADSL at home. Instead I git cloned it in office, and it took
>  > only several minutes with 10M line. My experience and worry is git
>  > clone may be slow for slow connections.
> There are workarounds for this.  For example, find a volunteer, send
> them a SASE and a blank CD-ROM and request a copy of the .git
> directory.  This costs only a few minutes of your time and a few
> dollars in S&H.  Or maybe the FSF could make a few bucks with a
> service like this.
> It might also be faster to rsync the .git directory, although if the
> .git directory is well-packed it shouldn't make much difference.
> As you suggest, a CVS mirror of the official public repo could be
> maintained as a convenience to nondevelopers.

non-developers quickly turn into developers once they hit a bug.

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