Linux kernel repository
Posted Sep 17, 2005 2:30 UTC (Sat) by proski
Parent article: Mercurial v0.7 released
Mercurial repository of Linux kernel is available kernel.org:
As for git packs, they require "intelligent transport" to be effective, and it's still not enabled on kernel.org. In fact, cogito doesn't support git packs yet (you can call "git-fetch; cg-merge origin" instead of "cg-update").
Pulling the kernel over slow connection (802.11b to my generous neighbor) is a nightmare. cogito is pulling all branches from the repository, even those I'll never need. git-fetch is trying to load a 73M long pack, although my repository was up-to-date a week ago. I'm seriously considering switching to mercurial for kernel development. In fact, I'm running "hg pull" as I'm typing this.
If only somebody ported gitk to work with mercurial! Using web interface to examine local changes feels strange to me.
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