On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 2:16 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> writes:
>> Should the client side learn how to list hidden refs too? I'm thinking
>> of an extreme case where upload-pack advertises nothing (or maybe just
>> refs/heads/master) and it's up to the client to ask for the ref
>> selection it's interested in. upload-pack may need more updates to do
>> that, I think.
> What you are talking about is a different goal.
> Look at this as a mechanism for the repository owner to control the
> clutter in what is shown to the intended audience of what s/he
> publishes in the repository. Network bandwidth reduction of
> advertisement is a side effect of clutter reduction, and not
> necessarily the primary goal.
Probably stupid question: does gitnamespaces.txt attempt to achieve
the same? The document says smart http supports passing namespace,
nothing about git protocol so I guess we need some extension in
upload-pack (or git-daemon) for specifying namespace over git
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