[FFmpeg-devel] snapshots differ from git clone

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Wed Aug 3 01:09:53 EEST 2016

Le sextidi 16 thermidor, an CCXXIV, Jan Ehrhardt a écrit :
> Because it is faster to download a snapshot and extract it than
> doing a git clone

I suggest you consider doing a shallow clone (--depth 1). It should take
roughly the same time as getting and unpacking a snapshot. IIRC, one of the
minor perks of doing that is that the version script will give a more useful
version tag.

And of course, if you do frequent updates, using a full clone and pulling to
it incrementally will be even faster since it only downloads the changes.


  Nicolas George
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