[jsword-devel] Git

DM Smith dmsmith at crosswire.org
Sat Mar 24 18:35:37 MST 2012

Welcome Douglas,

That'd be great. There are some earlier threads of questions I have.

So far I have found that the biggest drawback to going to GIT is that the initial checkout would be huge. Checking out from SVN is manageable as it only gets the top and not the entire history.

On the server the SVN server takes up 730G. In GIT, that comes to 480G for a bare repository.

The biggest contributor to the size is that we have stored every jar that we've ever used in developing JSword and BibleDesktop. We've also stored every release in there, until recently.

I'd like some advice/help regarding how to get the size of the GIT repository for JSword to a manageably sized checkout. I've played around a bit with rewriting history and I think that by deleting jar, dmg, zip, exe, ... and other binary artifacts that we can store elsewhere, I got it down to 100G. I think it can go smaller. But not sure what would be the best way, or even a good way.

Getting rid of all of these means that the build will need to be reworked. I've started using ivy (there's an issue in Jira with the patch I'm using locally). It pulls resources from maven main repos. But not all of the resources we use is in there.

And not all that we'd delete is in there either. We have a maven repo on CrossWire with many of the artifacts there. Perhaps we need to populate it with everything else and get ivy to pull from it too. (I think Chris Burrell will help here.)

The (L)GPL license that we use has a reasonable expectation that source for a current release is available for a while after the next release. IIRC, 3 years. Maybe we can split GIT into jsword archive and jsword current, where the split would be the release before the current one?

Anyway your and everyone's input would be good.

In Him,

On Mar 23, 2012, at 1:57 AM, Douglas Campos wrote:

> Hi Everyone!
> I volunteer myself to aid on git migration / mentoring - I've did this for a lot of projects before, one more wouldn't hurt at all.
> Blessings!
> -- qmx
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