Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> writes:
> On 02/05/2013 09:33 AM, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>> Michael Haggerty wrote:
>>> I would again like to express my discomfort about this feature, which is
>>> already listed as "will merge to next". Frankly, I have the feeling
>>> that this feature is being steamrolled in before a community consensus
>>> has been reached and indeed before many valid points raised by other
>>> members of the community have even been addressed. For example:
>> In $dayjob I work with Gerrit, so I think I can start to answer some
>> of these questions.
>>> * I didn't see a response to Peff's convincing arguments that this
>>> should be a client-side feature rather than a server-side feature .
>> The client can't control the size of the ref advertisement. That is
>> the main motivation if I understood correctly.
> Not according to Junio :
> 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.
See my response to Jonathan.
> Hiderefs creates a "dark" corner of a remote git repo that can hold
> arbitrary content that is impossible for anybody to discover but
> nevertheless possible for anybody to download (if they know the name of
> a hidden reference).
That is why allow-tip-sha1-in-want is a separate opt-in feature only
the server side controls.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in
the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html