Refactoring JavaFX Builds & Sources

Phil Race philip.race at
Fri Oct 19 11:07:55 PDT 2012

On 10/19/2012 9:26 AM, David DeHaven wrote:
> I've suggested using subrepos but I'm not sure if those will allow doing a partial clone and building only certain modules. That's probably the only advantage of using forest (other issues with forest aside…). It would also be highly beneficial if each module could contain it's own RCS history. The problem with using a single repository is that it gets more and more bloated over time, breaking it up into smaller pieces mitigates that bloat and allows people to decide which pieces they want to spend the time pulling. It currently takes me a better part of an hour to fully clone the workspace over VPN, and I have a fairly fast connection and a dedicated VPN router.
> -DrD-

In the JDK, sub-repos have been suggested several times, but presented some
problems .. I think one of which was difficulty in maintaining open and 
The upshot was that sub-repos were rejected each time it came up.


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