[php-maint] change of VCS (was: Re: pre-approval of new upload of php5)

Raphael Geissert atomo64+debian at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 20:51:26 UTC 2009

2009/1/13 sean finney <seanius at debian.org>:
> hiya,
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 01:37:13PM -0600, Raphael Geissert wrote:
>> > On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:33:38AM +0100, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
>> >> On Tue, January 13, 2009 07:42, sean finney wrote:
>> >> >> Completely offtopic: what about moving to git?
>> Now I regret to have mentioned that, I was actually expecting a
>> comment of the rest of my mail.
> i didn't have much to add for the rest :)

What about whether they are going to be added or not

>> > other stuff off the top of my head:
>> >
>> > - importing new patches in the ./debian-only svn repo is a PITA
>> I hope that by that you don't mean you prefer to store patches
>> directly in the .diff.gz
> no, currently i'm mostly using quilt,

Good, just wanted to make sure about it ;)

> though i've been looking into
> topgit as well[1].

Heard about it, but never really investigated. what are the advantages?

> i'd much rather have the whole source in git, and a debian branch which
> when diffed against the upstream branch gave a diff strictly consisting
> of additions under ./debian.

Yup, ever since I started working on -openchrome I loved git.

>> > in an ideal world for me, the non-phpN packages (i.e. pear stuff) could
>> > stay in svn if their maintainers desired so, and then we could have a
>> > read-only git-svn mirror to replace the php5 trunk/tags/branches.
>> +1
> maybe we should start up a new thread for opinions/discussions/plans?


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