[Kde-scm-interest] Layout of Git repositories for KDE

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sun Nov 4 21:20:40 CET 2007

Riccardo Iaconelli wrote:
>> 1) request the feature from git (this includes a partial-tree checkout
>> too) or
>Sounds like the saner idea, altough I presume it will probably take
> quite some time to be implemented, if it will ever be. When do we want,
> roughly estimating, do the switch to git?

One year from now.

If git implements partial-tree checkout, then partial-tree submodule will 
probably be a piece of cake.

>> 2) make the target *be* a repository on its own and use submodules in
>> both places or
>Sounds a bit complicated, you would make kdebase/workspace/libs/plasma/
> a submodule? Doesn't this all risk to get incredibly messy?
>> 3) drop the link entirely
>If we end up proposing with point 3 as a solution, I think we won't
> convince anyone in KDE to switch to git. ;-)
>What I use right now (for svn externals in the same module, with
> git-svn) is a symbolic link (inserted in .gitignore), but that's very
> ugly, and it breaks anyways for links between different modules.

Exactly. To me, it sounds like a workaround to a different problem: if 
plasma libs aren't installed, then they shouldn't be in use by other 

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