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Re: [RFC v1] Add virtual file system settings and hook proc

On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 10:01 PM brian m. carlson
<sandals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 04, 2018 at 07:34:01AM +0100, Duy Nguyen wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 9:53 PM Ben Peart <peartben@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > It's more than a dynamic sparse-checkout because the same list is also
> > > used to exclude any file/folder not listed.  That means any file not
> > > listed won't ever be updated by git (like in 'checkout' for example) so
> > > 'stale' files could be left in the working directory.  It also means git
> > > won't find new/untracked files unless they are specifically added to the
> > > list.
> >
> > OK. I'm not at all interested in carrying maintenance burden for some
> > software behind closed doors. I could see values in having a more
> > flexible sparse checkout but this now seems like very tightly designed
> > for GVFS. So unless there's another use case (preferably open source)
> > for this, I don't think this should be added in git.git.
> I should point out that VFS for Git is an open-source project and will
> likely have larger use than just at Microsoft.  There are both Windows
> and Mac clients and there are plans for a Linux client as well.
> Ideally, it would work with an unmodified upstream Git, which is (I
> assume) why Ben is sending this series.

Ah I didn't know that. Thank you. I'll have to look at this GVFS some time then.

If we're going to support GVFS though, I think there should be a big
(RFC perhaps) series that includes everything to at least give an
overview what the end game looks like. Then it could be split up into
smaller series.