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SubjectRe: Smaller compressed kernel source tarballs?
On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Dave Jones wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 03:00:48PM -0700, David Lang wrote:
> > for the tarball users they would have to grab
> > multiple patches to get from the last thing that they have to whatever is
> > current.
> ketchup solves that problem. One command brings any tree up to current.

so are you saying that ketchup should be used for _all_ access to the vanilla
tree that isn't done via git?

if not then tarballs still have a place.

and how does ketchup deal with patched trees to start with?

> > also people could be behind a firewall that prevents git from working properly,
> > for them tarballs and patches are the right way of doing things.
> If they can't git through a firewall, they won't be able to wget a tarball through
> it either.

to work properly git should talk it's own protocol, http/ftp can be allowed (and
authenticated) through firewalls that don't allow the git protocol.

David Lang

> Dave
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