git migration, next steps: proposal

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Tue Jun 7 20:14:28 CEST 2011

On 06/07/2011 12:49 PM, Arkadiusz Miskiewicz wrote:

> Now if I have big kde tarball and I want to split into smaller pieces I have
> to figure out which file is used by what and then put that file into proper
> separate subpackage. With split tarballs I don't have to do such guessing.
> It's already done.

Right. While there are some advocating against any and all tarball 
splits (Kevin, Erik, others?), I think there are a good number 
(including Scott, myself and other fedora packagers minus Kevin) that 
are asking for only well-planned split tarballs.

With that in mind, I'd propose:

* for any module (in the classic svn sense) not-yet fully migrated to 
git (ie, that is currently in the frankenstein half-split state), 
continue to distribute it as a single monolithic tarball.

I'm assuming this is technically feasible.  If not, the point is moot 
(and why are we having this conversation? :) ).

-- Rex

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