[Openmcl-devel] How about Git?

Dmitry Igrishin dfigrish at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 15:16:34 PST 2015

2015-11-30 0:42 GMT+03:00 R. Matthew Emerson <rme at clozure.com>:

> 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)
> 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.
Because the Git is very popular this may be one of the factors to make it
easer to work
with code for hackers who forget SVN. (Like me :).)
The one of the main Git advantages is a great support for real branching
which is very helpful.
After all, Git is fast and pleasent to work with.
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