[Users] ETK Maxwell checkout failing for McLachlan, KrancNumericalTools

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Wed May 23 13:10:23 CDT 2012

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Ian Hinder <ian.hinder at aei.mpg.de> wrote:
> On 23 May 2012, at 17:40, Bruno C. Mundim wrote:
>> Hi Beany/Ian:
>>> I wonder if for some reason your new version of Git is honouring the shallow clone option (--depth 1), whereas my old version is not.  I'm not sure why we do a shallow clone by default;
>> People were concerned with the size of the git repos and how slow would
>> be to check them out. So there was a decision towards checking out
>> shallow git repos.
> Was this based on actual experience?  I find the git repositories to be very fast to check out (and I am in Europe) in comparison to the glacially slow process of checking out a hundred separate SVN repositories one by one.

If I recall correctly, this was more of a safety decision that a
benchmarked decision. The reasoning went something like "with an
anonymous checkout you can't commit anyway, so a shallow checkout
suffices". We were not aware of any negative effect of shallow clones.


Erik Schnetter <schnetter at cct.lsu.edu>

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