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Re: Emacs source snapshots

From: Jan Janak
Subject: Re: Emacs source snapshots
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 15:05:22 -0400

If you use the git mirror, you may want to consider using the --depth
cmdline option of git-clone. That option can be used to truncate the
commit history to a specific number of commits.


On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 5:39 AM, Grigorios Bouzakis <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello, is it possible to provide frequent source snapshots of the
> Emacs source tree? For example once a week? The git tree from github [1] [2] 
> is currently > 700 mb, its getting bigger on each commit and pretty fast. I 
> dont know how big the bzr tree currently is. It would be useful for people 
> who dont want to get directly involved with Emacs development, but still want 
> a very recent version of it. For most these people keeping track of commit 
> history doesnt make sense.
> AFAIK there is an unofficial repository providing binary packages for Debian 
> and Ubuntu packages [3] plus Ubuntu has emacs-snapshot in their universe 
> repository but package is from 2009 [4]. Hopefully providing frequent 
> snapshots of the sources tree will ease things for everyone as the Emacs 
> sources without commit history are ~100mb. Anyone else finds this a good idea?
> [1]: https://github.com/emacsmirror/emacs
> [2]: http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/EmacsFromGit
> [3]: http://emacs.naquadah.org
> [4]: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=emacs-snapshot
> --
> Greg

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