[Openmcl-devel] How about Git?

Ron Garret ron at flownet.com
Sun Nov 29 21:48:48 PST 2015

On Nov 29, 2015, at 8:39 PM, Gary Byers <gb at clozure.com> wrote:

> If anyone wants to import the CCL svn repository into git and host it on github,
> what exactly is stopping them ?
> If there is some answer to that question - other than the fact that no one has
> time or sees a clear benefit to doing so that would justify the disruption that
> it would likely cause - I haven't heard it, and if there is some technical reason
> I can't think of it.
> see https://help.github.com/articles/importing-from-subversion/, and the url
> that that the tool referenced on that page wants is likely <http://svn.clozure.com/publicsvn/openmcl/>
> Thanks for volunteering.  Good luck, and please let us know how you dealt with the issues that some people were trying to
> discuss.

The problem is not importing the current SVN repo into Git.  The problem is the on-going work of keeping the git repo up to date if the “official” repo (i.e. the one that you’re checking changes into) is still in SVN, and also the problem of pulling changes in the git repo (if there are any, and there might be because github pull requests are pretty handy) back into the “official” SVN repo.  Otherwise CCL will fork, and that’s probably not a good thing.

For this reason it would be very helpful to have Clozure Associates’ official blessing for switching to git, assuming such a thing were in fact desirable.  I’m a git fan, but since CA is still doing the lion’s share of the work I think this ought to be entirely CA's call.


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