[Openmcl-devel] How about Git?

R. Matthew Emerson rme at clozure.com
Sun Nov 29 13:42:04 PST 2015

> On Nov 29, 2015, at 2:34 PM, Dmitry Igrishin <dfigrish at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear developers,
> Whether time came to migrate to Git? Are there are any such intentions, or your are comfortable with SVN and it is not a subject
> for discussion?

Speaking for myself only, it's just not clear that a switch would be beneficial.  It seems like it would just be following a fashion trend.   But maybe I'm stupid and ugly. (cf. https://youtu.be/4XpnKHJAok8?t=487 <https://youtu.be/4XpnKHJAok8?t=487>)

We've been using Trac for tickets, and that works well with Subversion.  Subversion deals reasonably well with largish binary files (like bootstrapping heap images).  Our (ab)use of externals also gives us a way for users to get a working installation with a single command.

I agree that git is very popular, and I know that many people find that github alone is a reason to use git.  But I like to host my own stuff, and I just can't see how a switch would improve the life of ccl hackers all that much.  Maybe I haven't yet seen the light.

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