quick note on git and a question

Ian Monroe ian at monroe.nu
Wed Dec 1 22:35:42 CET 2010

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Martin Gräßlin <kde at martin-graesslin.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 December 2010 21:35:59 Ian Monroe wrote:
>> One question I have is, especially in light of the three requested
>> repos for kdebase, do we want pre-4.0 history in git? KOffice
>> specifically wants their 'deep history', but it might be less useful
>> for kdebase due to the huge amount of redesign.
> KWin's history dates back to KDE 2 and big parts are largely unchanged for the
> last years. Only major new part is compositing which also dates back to be
> pre-4.0. I just picked one file (client.cpp) and did a git blame and there are
> still lines dating back to 1999 with the last change.
> I don't know if it is useful to have this information, but it happened a few
> times that I went through some revisions several years ago.
> Would it be possible to include only the full history for the sub-projects
> still present in todays kdebase-workspace (e.g. kwin and kdm)?


As Aaron pointed out in IRC, we will have SVN if there are ever legal
questions. For projects where technical questions can be answered with
deep history (and kwin certainly sounds like one), then it should be
preserved for sure. Kicker, not so much.

So in my first iteration at least, I will track kwin and kdm. I won't
worry too much about other projects pre-4.0.


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