This project provides one way to help solve the issue Provide a way to download the entire git codebase for all projects.
The solution is based on previous comments in that issue and...
- querying the drupal.org database to get a list of themes and modules
- downloading a copy of drupal core
- using drush's dl feature with
--package-handler=git_drupalorgto checkout the code
- a teensy weensy shell script to "freshen" the directories
I need an update of this stuff!
If you need an update of this stuff, please file an issue in the queue (confirm that there isn't one already) and I'll try to attend to it within a week.