[Kde-scm-interest] [Proposal] Package splitting with thin meta-repos

Esben Mose Hansen kde at mosehansen.dk
Fri Jan 29 16:41:46 CET 2010

On Friday 29 January 2010 14:36:32 Matt Williams wrote:
> > In this way, we won't get a "big bang" split up + migration, which is
> > maybe too ambitious, and we would still get the ability to move
> > application from review+playground. And the atomicity problems goes away.
> > As for dependency hell, I believe one "lib" for each module + kdelibs
> > would be a reasonable amount to check for.
> The only problem I see here is how to move a game from kdereview to
> kdegames while keeping its history. I've been lead to believe that you
> can't incorporate a repo into another one while keeping all the
> history. This is also a problem when we want to move libs or apps
> out of a module (into playground/unmaintained or another main
> module).

I should have been clearer: My suggestion was to not move any new applications 
into the modules ever, slowly turning them into libraries-only modules. I 
think that is the only long-term solution that isn't hackish. 

Kind regards, Esben

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