Broken master and newcomers.

Anthonys Lists antlists at
Wed Apr 6 22:58:22 UTC 2016

On 06/04/2016 08:21, Bjoern Michaelsen wrote:
>> An alternative (which I have seen used in another project), would be to let
>> >jenkins generate a source tar ball, incl. the .git directory, of the latest
>> >sane build.
> No, thats horrible -- it make onboarding to git even harder.
What quite do you mean? If the tarball includes the .git directory, then 
it's effectively a clone, so they get a "known good" clone.

That said, I'd rather not do that ...

If we're going down that sort of route (and I had this discussion on the 
firebird list) then remember that "git clone" does not work well over a 
flaky internet connection, and if it bombs you typically have to restart 
from scratch. And flaky connections tend to be pay connections, making 
it an expensive business :-(

Imho, IF we do something like this, we should use the git facilities to 
create a shallow clone backup, that people can then use ftp or rsync or 
some other interruptible protocol to download. Where they go from there 
is then up to them, but this will also have the advantage of making it 
easier for people with poor internet to get on board ... :-)


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