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Re: Move to git?

How about Mercurial..



I find Mercurial has pretty much all the benefits that actually matter
for a DVCS, with a significantly lower learning curve headache than 
Git does.

On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:02:44PM +0200, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> Hi Ed,
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 7:47 PM, Ed W <..hidden..> wrote:
> > Hi folks, There was a previous (several?) discussion about moving the
> > source to git? I kind of thought that the conclusion was "yes"? What
> > happened?
> >
> No idea. Nothing? :-)
> Actually, I like that it didn't for several reasons:
>  * I do most of my development on Windows or from Windows. Git integrates a
> lot less well with it than TortoiseSVN does for Subversion
>  * While I'm very much at ease with the svn command line client, I'd have
> to learn a new tool to do my development with Git
> I would be very keen to see the code move to some kind of dvcs - I have
> > a desire to develop some enhancements to our local installation and I
> > confess that I find it *massively* easier to maintain a fork using some
> > kind of dvcs than SVN... I concede that it should be possible for me to
> > use git locally and pull from svn upstream, but I have had various
> > failures making that work in practice, seems somewhat fragile..?
> >
> Actually, I'm running a customization off the 1.3 branch as well. I'm using
> Subversion to do it and it hasn't posed any problems so far! The customized
> version is publicly available at
> http://www.hix.nu/svn-public/lsmb-customizations/trunk, if you're
> interested.
> > What is the current status?  Any chance I might raise the idea as a
> > serious prospect again?  Note I do think running some kind of modern
> > dvcs is a significant boost to attracting external developers...
> >
> While I think attracting more developers is an admirable goal well worth
> striving for, I'd sure hope they're not "external"! I'm really wondering if
> the availability of a git repository is the way to go though. As you said,
> you have the svn-git bridges to work with git off a subversion repository
> and there's the option to work even with subversion off the subversion
> repository, as I demonstrated above.
> One thing I'm weary about is that such a move costs time. That's something
> the current core team members have little available of and we care to spend
> coding or developing the community - helping people understand how to use
> LSMB. Is spending our scarce resources on such a move really effort well
> spent?
> Additionally I would lightly suggest that github can be a great place to
> > host and can be a slightly positive marketing tool (I will accept
> > opinions vary a lot on that...)
> >
> There are currently two LSMB cloned repositories on GitHub - if they're all
> registered on Ohloh.net.
> My 0.02$. Thanks for bringing it up though. Don't feel discouraged to
> discuss and debate my opinion.
> Bye,
> Erik.

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