Seeking source code management advice Show more
I'm in a situation where I have many multiple software repos. Some in git and some in svn. To build or work on a given project, I need to checkout or clone those various repos together in a working directory. Other than custom scripts, are there tools available that are VCS agnostic that could help with this task? I've been trying all sorts of search terms, but invariably end up with git submodules or git-repo.
Thanks in advance, fediverse!
@clacke Rosinstall seemed promising, but I wanted to avoid the dependency. I skimmed over wstool, but I should take a closer look.
(I'm still dealing with yocto and bitbake. Bitbake seems like clever idea taken too far: We'll just make everything a string combined with a framework that operates behind the scenes on those strings that does stuff. The relationship between the things in your strings and the actions they cause is not clear by inspection.)
@clacke @cstanhope @telent OMG, I'm very excited to see somebody building a NixWRT. I recently helped a client mangle NixOS into a static root file system builder for a different purpose, and while there are clearly some upstream changes that would help, it worked really nicely in a lot of ways. I'd love to see Nixpkgs/NixOS evolve into a Yocto replacement!
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