Idea: Git as basis for future CTAN and TeX Live. (Discuss here or at tomorrow's TeX Hour)
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Mon Jun 28 08:41:03 CEST 2021
Am Mo., 28. Juni 2021 um 02:01 Uhr schrieb Norbert Preining
<norbert at preining.info>:
> That is what I am doing currently, and it is not that bad if you exclude
> all the archives from git. My gitignore contains entries to ignore
> tar, zip, pkg, cab, jar, dmg, rpm, deb, tgz, iso, exe, cab
> all *.$i and *.$i.*
I think I should have done that, too.
I was also surprised how well git performs at the beginning (disk
space used and performance wise)
> But I stopped actually using it since the one-commit-per-day is not
> really useful. If at some point we could arrange for
> one-commit-per-package-update etc that would be very useful indeed.
I did the once per day to have a real snapshot of every single day in
the past. And since git only stores references of the files if the
files are unchanged, I didn't see daily commits as a problem.
Good luck! I'd really like to see the idea come to a real application.
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