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Re: Move to git is imminent - awaiting Stefan's approval

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Move to git is imminent - awaiting Stefan's approval
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:01:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Angelo Graziosi <address@hidden> writes:

> Now trying
> $ git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/emacs.git emacs.git
> I don't get any revision number.. So in my future bug report how the trunk
> will be identified?

A good way to identify a git branch is to use git describe.  However it
prefers to have an annotated (release) tag available to base on, which
we currently don't have (bzr doesn't have the concept of annotated

> Beside this, my local copy of BZR repository has dimension
> $ du -s emacs-trunk/
> 126M  emacs-trunk/
> instead the git repository has dimension
> $ du -s emacs.git/
> 1.1G  emacs.git/

By default git downloads the history of all branches.  You can use
--single-branch to only clone a single branch.  This is the default if
you create a shallow clone.


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