[Kde-scm-interest] JhBuild

Santi Béjar sbejar at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 00:52:41 CET 2010

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Ian Monroe <ian.monroe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Matt Williams <lists at milliams.com> wrote:
>> One of the oft-quoted selling points of git is the separation of
>> backend and porcelain and so a kde-specific git command to provide
>> functionality similar to the bazaar 'lp:' type meta-URLs could be
>> useful. To do something like:
>> git clone kde:kdelibs # or
>> git kdeclone kdelibs
>> which, inside its workings could contain/lookup the official KDE
>> module dependencies/relationships.
> That would be pretty cool :)

You can use the url.<base>.insteadOf config.

If you have this in ~/.gitconfig:

[url "git://gitorious.org/kde/"]
        insteadOf = kde:

git clone kde:kdelibs.git

is equivalent to

git clone git://gitorious.org/kde/kdelibs.git

You can even remove the suffix .git as git adds it if necessary. So at
the end you could clone kdelibs with just:

git clone kde:kdelibs


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