On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 4:35 PM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> I'd be more interested in the pain of this transition if there was a
> concrete use case for "hide literally all refs, but still allow
> fetches". Is that a thing that people do?
Not yet, I would think.
Not to derail the discussion to much, but let's talk about protocol v2
for a second:
One of the ideas we floated around for protocol v2 would be exactly
that: the server advertises only a small portion (could be just master
or no branch eventually) with a capability "v2" and then the client
selects that capability and after that there comes protocol 2.
The advantage of this approach would be have a functional
v1 server still running, but the meat is found only in v2: e.g. via
v2 you can obtain all pull requests/changes or even wiki/meta
information stuff that would be too large to advertise in v1.