On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 5:03 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <ava...@gmail.com> writes:
>> Do you have any plans for something that *does* have the reduction of
>> network bandwidth as a primary goal?
> Uncluttering gives reduction of bandwidth anyway, so I do not see
> much point in the distinction you seem to be making.

Doing this work wouldn't only give us a way to specify which refs we
want, but if done correctly would future-proof the protocol in case we
want to add any other extensions down the line in a
backwards-compatible fashion without having the server first spew all
his refs at us.

Anyway, an implementation that allows a client to say "I want X" is
simpler than an implementation where a server has to anticipate in
advance which X the clients will ask for.

>> Is this what you've been working on? Because if so I misunderstood you
>> thinking you were going to work on something that gave clients the
>> ability specify what they wanted before the initial ref advertisement.
>> ...
>> 4. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/207190
> "Who speaks first" mentioned in 4. above, was primarily about
> "delaying ref advertisement", which would be a larger protocol
> change.  Nobody seems to have attacked it since it was discussed,
> and I was tired of hearing nothing but complaints and whines.  This
> "hiding refs" series was done as a cheaper way to solve a related
> issue, without having to wait for the solution of "delaying
> advertisement", which is an orthogonal issue.

Oh sure. I just wanted to know if you were working on delaying ref
advertisement to avoid duplicating efforts. I had the impression you
were given your earlier E-Mail, but obviously we had a
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