[RFC] kbfiles: an extension to track binary files with less wasted bandwidth

Greg Ward greg-hg at gerg.ca
Wed Sep 28 17:04:23 CDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:19 AM, Na'Tosha Bard <natosha at unity3d.com> wrote:
> So, to pick this topic up again, can we get an open punchlist of things that
> the mercurial community (and project leader) believes is "missing" for the
> largefiles extension? E.g, what is missing for it to be accepted into
> mercurial?

I have two requests:

  * [essential] make it possible for largefiles to seamlessly use repos
    where the standins live in .hgbfiles, so that existing users of
    bfiles don't have to go through a painful conversion process

  * [wishlist] make it possible for me to turn of largefiles in my
    working dir, so I'm not bothered by stupid large files that just
    annoy me, waste disk space, waste time, waste bandwidth, etc.

I'm willing to do the work for both of these, but I'd rather do it by
sending patches after largefiles has been added to hgext. That way I
get the credit. ;-)


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