Interested in the source code of other distros

Stanislav Brabec sbrabec at
Mon Feb 13 05:00:30 PST 2012

Jason Hsu wrote:

> Are there any good reasons for distros to NOT have all of their source code available in one place?

Yes, there are. Git is a very good tool for distributed source
development. But it is a very bad tool for storing versioned tarballs.
Imagine that every package maintainer would need to download gigabytes
by git clone just to make a simple change in the OpenOffice spec file.

That is why most vendors use dedicated storage for package sources.

Most code developers in SUSE use git, but package maintainers use
openSUSE Build Service to store their work.

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
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