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  1. Maven SCM
  2. SCM-739

Release Plugin: Use "git --depth 1" When Checking Out

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8.1
    • Fix Version/s: 1.10.0
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      Executive summary: Please use --depth 1 when checking out from a git repository.

      Currently when doing mvn release:prepare release:perform, the git checkout step takes a significant amount of time.

      During the git checkout it appears to not only check out the correct version of the code, but also all history, as would be done with a regular:

      git clone URL

      However, git supports checking out only the latest version of the code base, using this command:

      git clone --depth 1 URL

      For the purpose of the Maven Release Plugin, that should be sufficient, as far as I can see.

      Changing the plugin to use --depth 1 will:

      • significantly improve performance on larger repositories and/or with a lot of history
      • and reduce I/O on repositories with a lot of history.

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              • Assignee:
                olamy Olivier Lamy (*$^¨%`£)
                Reporter:
                znerd Ernst de Haan
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