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

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at kde.org
Fri Jan 29 23:54:28 CET 2010

> 2010/1/29 ComputerDruid <computerdruid at gmail.com>:
> > So basically I'm missing what action you need to do across the whole
> > of KDE that isn't a "get everything" or "update everything".
this statement doesn't give the impression that you read the rest of this
and other recent threads on this list ...

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 07:12:27PM +0100, Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
> As I said before, IMHO the need for something like 'svn externals'
> should be fulfilled in git (i. e. adding a new subcommand to the git
> suite, not creating our own command).

in particular, the idea to make a simple replacement is incredibly
naive. such things don't stay simple. ever.

> Oh, and regarding 'git clone --recursive', well, '--recursive' should
> be the default, not the option. IMHO it should be exactly the
> opposite: 'git clone --no-recursive' should be the option.
there are more stupid defaults like that. the problem with making new
things the default is that such changes often meet a lot of stop power.
so many contributors don't even bother trying.

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