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Re: New package: cogito



* Josh Boyer (jwboyer jdub homelinux org) 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.

OK.  I'll keep putting them up on kernel.org as I have been, and resubmit
as we see some stabilization.  Thanks for the comments.

thanks,
-chris


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