Broken master and newcomers.

Norbert Thiebaud nthiebaud at
Wed Apr 6 23:08:32 UTC 2016

On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 5:58 PM, Anthonys Lists <antlists at> wrote:
> 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.

We have been doing that for years:

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