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Re: Preferred git branch structure when upstream moves from tarballs to git




Simon McVittie writes ("Re: Preferred git branch structure when upstream moves from tarballs to git"):
> On Sat, 04 May 2019 at 21:10:34 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > So far I have gained the impression that
> > the kind of people who are using packaging-only git trees tend to be
> > very conservative, and very comfortable with .dsc/tarball/patch/quilt
> > based tools, and not really convinced of the usefulness of git.
> 
> A less common, but IMO valid, reason to use packaging-only git trees
> is that your upstream source code consists of large non-text objects
> that aren't managed efficiently by git. The openarena-data family of
> packages are (I think) the only place I still use packaging-only git
> trees, and the nexuiz-data package is an example of the sort of monster
> that will typically be created if you don't.

Yes.

These are a minority, though, I think.  At some point, we will have to
come up with ways of handling these.

Ian.

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