Lazy remote clones?

Martin Geisler mg at
Thu Mar 27 02:47:20 CDT 2008

"Andreas Axelsson" <andreas.axelsson at> writes:

> So, I was thinking that perhaps it would be possible to replace
> historical content with pointers to a "master" repository. Most of
> the time you don't need to diff against or view old versions of
> binaries, but you do need the history intact, and it's not uncommon
> that you need to recreate old builds or patch previous releases. So,
> I would propose two features:

I can see how this would be very interesting for big projects with
many binary files. The Wiki has two pages on this subject:

Martin Geisler

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