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From: Varun Garg <varun.10@live.com>
To: "git@vger.kernel.org" <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: [GSoC][Project Idea] Multipart and resumable download while using git clone or pull
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:01:55 +0000
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Hi,

My name is Varun Garg and am a student in Software Engineering. During 2017 I participated in GSoC at Eclipse Foundation [1] and still contribute occasionally [2]. I have also submitted a micro project here last year[3].

I would like to add functionality of "Multipart and resumable download while using git clone or pull" in git.

Motivation:
The motivation behind this idea came to me when I was downloading linux kernel. Even with shallow clone (--depth=1), the number of objects was too large. Many times we need access to older commits. It is also difficult to update shallow cloned repos [4]. And ssh option is not available behind many firewalls.

Downloading objects incrementally is too slow and we can speed this process by downloading them in parallel (multi part) and adding a resume option will also be lifesaver.

I am looking forward to take this project.

[1] https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/archive/2017/projects/5762172684599296/
[2] https://github.com/eclipse/omr/pulls?q=author%3AVarun-garg
[3] https://public-inbox.org/git/CY1PR19MB01289DCA6C08CDC9F07C6D7DF2340@CY1PR19MB0128.namprd19.prod.outlook.com/
[4] https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41075972/how-to-update-a-git-shallow-clone

With Best Regards,
Varun Garg 

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