GitMinutes #42: Erik from Atlassian on Clone Bundles GitMinutes

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If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element. Use the link below to download the mp3 manually. Link to mp3 Listen to the episode on YouTube In this episode I’m talking to Erik van Zeist. He’s a developer from Atlassian BitBucket, and at Git Merge this year, he shared some interesting experiments they have been making using clone bundles, which is a technique from Mercurial that will dramatically improve performance of repository cloning. Now they have also started experimenting with doing clone bundles with Git. Erik on twitterAn article about clone bundles from ErikMozilla on Mercurial bundlesMercurial bundle clone extensionMail to the Git mailing list on the subject Outline: 00:01:23 Tell us about clone bundles 00:03:29 Is this a server-side or a client-side extension? 00:04:28 Are you already using it on Bitbucket? 00:04:49 What sort of resources does clone bundles save? 00:06:00 How does it work with the bundle on a CDN and subsequent changes? 00:07:13 How does Mercurial content negotiation differ from Git? 00:08:29 What else do we need to make this work? 00:10:22 How does it work on the client exactly? 00:11:01 How are you going to integrate this with main Git? 00:12:12 Could this be something that the Git client tools should provide? 00:13:55 What did the other Git contributors think about the idea? 00:15:32 Is a clone that was made using clone bundles different from a normal clone? 00:16:46 Is this for pulling or only for initial clone? 00:18:10 Anything else you want to share? 00:19:51 Outro

If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element. Use the link below to download the mp3 manually. Link to mp3 Listen to the episode on YouTube In this episode I’m talking to Erik van Zeist. He’s a developer from Atlassian BitBucket, and at Git Merge this year, he shared some interesting experiments they have been making using clone bundles, which is a technique from Mercurial that will dramatically improve performance of repository cloning. Now they have also started experimenting with doing clone bundles with Git. Erik on twitterAn article about clone bundles from ErikMozilla on Mercurial bundlesMercurial bundle clone extensionMail to the Git mailing list on the subject Outline: 00:01:23 Tell us about clone bundles 00:03:29 Is this a server-side or a client-side extension? 00:04:28 Are you already using it on Bitbucket? 00:04:49 What sort of resources does clone bundles save? 00:06:00 How does it work with the bundle on a CDN and subsequent changes? 00:07:13 How does Mercurial content negotiation differ from Git? 00:08:29 What else do we need to make this work? 00:10:22 How does it work on the client exactly? 00:11:01 How are you going to integrate this with main Git? 00:12:12 Could this be something that the Git client tools should provide? 00:13:55 What did the other Git contributors think about the idea? 00:15:32 Is a clone that was made using clone bundles different from a normal clone? 00:16:46 Is this for pulling or only for initial clone? 00:18:10 Anything else you want to share? 00:19:51 Outro

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