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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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