[fpc-pascal] How to get fpc and lazarus sources when svn has shut down?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Aug 12 10:28:59 CEST 2021

On Wed, 11 Aug 2021, Dennis Lee Bieber via fpc-pascal wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Aug 2021 23:55:57 +0200, Bo Berglund via fpc-pascal
> <fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org> declaimed
> the following:
>> How big a size is the git clone going to pull?
>> By the looks of it I get the impression that the git clone will download every
>> single tag/branch/commit etc ever done and then the git checkout activates the
>> actual tagged file set?
>> If this is correct then the size on disk will be too big.
> 	GIT and Mercurial are both "distributed" version control systems. That
> means that both rely upon creating a local repository from which one
> performs check-out/check-in operations, and periodically "pushes" the
> changes to the remote server repository.
> 	As I understand https://git-scm.com/docs/git-clone you get the
> "history" of branches/et al, but only get the most recent source for
> controlled files:
> """
> Clones a repository into a newly created directory, creates remote-tracking
> branches for each branch in the cloned repository (visible using git branch
> --remotes), and creates and checks out an initial branch that is forked
> from the cloned repository’s currently active branch.
> """
> 	But yes, you will have two copies of files if you check-out everything:
> the local repository, and the working file fetched from said repository.

The same was true for SVN, you always have the original and current version
of every file.


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