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Re: New package: cogito



On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 08:28:15PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 19:35 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> > On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 04:29:39PM -0700, Chris Wright wrote:
> >  > Here's a proposal to add the cogito package.  Cogito is both the lowlevel
> >  > backend storage provided by Git, as well as the frontend usable as an SCM.
> >  > I don't know of any issues with the package.  I don't have Fedora Extras
> >  > CVS access, so need a sponsor for that.
> >  > 
> >  > Description (from spec file):
> >  > 
> >  > GIT comes in two layers. The bottom layer is merely an extremely fast
> >  > and flexible filesystem-based database designed to store directory trees
> >  > with regard to their history. The top layer is a SCM-like tool which
> >  > enables human beings to work with the database in a manner to a degree
> >  > similar to other SCM tools (like CVS, BitKeeper or Monotone).
> > 
> > Hey Chris,
> >  I was pondering packaging up git myself too, but held off for one reason.
> > Right now, Linus has the perogative to say "oh shit, this is wrong"
> > and redesign the meta-data to work around whatever comes up, and
> > the only projects really affected are his own (and subsequent clones).
> > 
> > If we package up git now, and people started using it to host their
> > own projects, what happens when the next release of git won't read
> > their old repositories ?
> > 
> > I'd be tempted to sit things out a bit longer before its added,
> > even to extras, until its got a few more battle-scars.
> 
> Yep, I agree.  I have also been playing around with packaging cogito,
> but I've held off trying to submit anything until it stabilizes a bit.
> 
> josh
>
Do we still have separate repositories for this?  (On fedora.us there was
unstable and testing.)  I'm not sure if the new testing repository is more
like the Fedora Core Testing repo....

If we plan on implementing the "Every OSS package is potentially a candidate
for Extras" then we need some structure to handle packages of unstable
libraries, SCMs, etc that are: "Use these at your own risk.  Breakage-free
migration (even day-to-day) is not guarenteed."

-Toshio


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