[development] Git-mirror of Drupal core now on Github

Sam Boyer drupal at samboyer.org
Sat Oct 11 16:50:04 UTC 2008

I'm assuming that your workflow looks something like this:

$ cd /path/to/local/git-cvsimport/of/drupal/core
$ git cvsimport -a
$ git push --mirror <remote ref name for your github repo>

Which will pull in all the recent changes from core, then push them out to 
your github repo. If that's the case, git-cvsimport doesn't put much strain 
on the servers, as it does its work by incrementally importing changesets. If 
you were very concerned about server load, you could always run the 
git-cvsimport off a copy of drupal cvs that you keep rsync'd locally, but I 
suspect that the performance impact on drupal's cvs server would be 
negligible in either case.

Of course, if we were talking contrib, that might be a little different... :)


On Saturday 11 October 2008 10:32:31 am Mikkel Høgh wrote:
> No, no specific reason, besides not wanting to upset the admins at
> cvs.drupal.org – I do not know how much strain a git-cvsimport puts on
> the CVS server, but when I first set this up, I wanted to be on the
> safe side.
> If it's okay to do so, I have no problems increasing the frequency.
> That server is doing almost nothing anyways :)
> And yes, as Sam said, the URL i posted earlier is to the Github HTML
> interface. The clone URL is git://github.com/mikl/drupal.git – sorry
> for the confusion.
> --
> Kind regards,
> Mikkel Høgh <mikkel at hoegh.org>
> On 11/10/2008, at 17.03, Moshe Weitzman wrote:
> > It would be ideal for core development if it could update very
> > frequently like once per hour. That way we would be less likely to
> > generate fuzzy patches. Most cron runs will result in no git push but
> > perhaps you have reasons why thats not desireable.
> >
> > On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 6:20 AM, Mikkel Høgh <mikkel at hoegh.org> wrote:
> >> For anyone who's been using/playing with my Git-mirror of Drupal
> >> core CVS at
> >> http://git.lion47.com/ (which is currently on a slow and unstable
> >> connection), I have created a mirror on Github, so feel free to use
> >> that
> >> instead. I will keep updating it every 12 hours.
> >>
> >> http://github.com/mikl/drupal/tree/master
> >> --
> >> Kind regards,
> >>
> >> Mikkel Høgh <mikkel at hoegh.org>

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