Who is using subrepos?

Steve Borho steve at borho.org
Thu Oct 20 11:09:59 CDT 2011


On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 4:37 AM, Martin Geisler <mg at aragost.com> wrote:
> Martin Geisler <mg at aragost.com> writes:
>
>> Please add yourself to this table:
>
> Maybe the table idea was bad... :) I'm sorry if anybody felt excluded,
> that was not the intention! I just figured that I would hear from the
> crew if I seeded it with those names. Thanks to all who responded!
>
> Crew or not, the important thing for me is whether or not the people who
> contribute to Mercurial are using subrepos. So far I think we've only
> heard from people who use them for company projects:
>
> * Paul Nathan:           yes, 100+ subrepos
> * Arne Babenhauserheide: yes, including Git and SVN subrepos
> * Angel Ezquerra:        yes, for every company project
> * Franklin M. Siler:     yes, but want optional subrepos
> * David Sedlock:         yes, for company projects

I am only using subrepos for the Windows installer build process.

> None of the big contributors to mercurial/subrepo.py said that they were
> using subrepos daily and that's what worries me.
>
> Maybe that's just okay -- like Matt said, subrepos are a fundamentally
> hacky thing to add to a system like Mercurial that is built around the
> notion of one single repository.

<insert Larry Wall quote here about how messy real life is>

-- 
Steve Borho


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