"git ubuntu clone <package>" is like "git clone", but also knows the URL and some sensible default refspecs.
If you then run "git tag", which tags do you expect to have automatically been fetched for you? In our imported repositories in Launchpad, we have one tag for every single source package published in both Ubuntu and Debian. For a typical package, this is a particularly large number. If developers supplied rich history by the time of the respective imports, there's an extra tag per-upload for each of those. If we fetch all tags by default (this is what "git clone" does unless you say --no-tags), then "git tag" will spam your terminal. Tab completion like "git checkout import/<TAB>" is then not very useful at all. If you have use tags locally to mark points along your work, then they will get hidden in the sea of "git tag" output. If we don't fetch all tags by default, then the missing tags won't be available unless and until you directly fetch them. "git ubuntu merge start", "git ubuntu lint" and the like will have to fetch the relevant tags specific to the task. If you're now on a plane, then this won't work unless you remembered to fetch the relevant tags, or all tags, in advance. We do have to cater for different "types" of developers here. Some use cases we want to support are in my blog post, and I think we want to favour the default towards the developers who are expected to know the least. It may be argued that developers are used to seeing all release tags for a regular project. But some distribution packages can have about an order of magnitude more tags. We can have an option to change behaviour, of course, and could eventually make this a locally tunable configuration option. But what about the default? What pros and cons of the two approaches have I missed? What do you expect to see as the default, for the best UX? What would you find least surprising? Feedback and opinions appreciated. Thanks, Robie  We could provide an easy way to do this in the wrapper, of course.  http://www.justgohome.co.uk/blog/2017/07/developing-ubuntu-using-git.html
Description: PGP signature
-- ubuntu-devel mailing list email@example.com Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel