[Reportbug-maint] Move to git?

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Wed Feb 25 09:46:35 UTC 2009

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 10:43, Ben Finney <ben+debian at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> writes:
>> It's been some months since I was using git (with git-svn bridge)
>> with reportbug code base, and I admit it's really powerful, in
>> particular the feature branch workflow.
> I wonder how you'd feel about Bazaar, then, with its very smooth
> operation of many different workflows, which can be chosen and/or
> later changed as appropriate in each situation.

I think I've already expressed my opinion about what DVCS to move to,
in particular:

- git is widespread among developers (while bzr is not that much);
- git is being used by several reportbug maintainers/contributors;
- I don't wanna have nothing to do with ubuntu stuff (where bzr comes
from) mainly due to the bad taste left from clueless ubuntu maints
about the situation of reportbug in their distro.

>> AFAICS, Chris used it when splitting out python-reportbug module,
>> and Luca (the GTK+ UI contributor) used it too.
>> That said, why don't move from svn to git directly? I volunteer to
>> do the switch. If I don't receive any "STOP" email within a week or
>> so, I'll convert the svn repo (maintaining the history) to a git
>> one.
> I've long been of the opinion that moving from Subversion to one of
> {Bazaar, Git, Mercurial} is needed. That lists them in order of my
> preference, but I would applaud a move away from Subversion to any one
> of those.

We're trying to move to one of them ;)

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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