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Re: Migration to Git?

From: Benoit SIGOURE
Subject: Re: Migration to Git?
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 09:54:12 +0200

On Oct 1, 2007, at 8:59 AM, NightStrike wrote:

On 9/30/07, Benoit SIGOURE <address@hidden> wrote:
several GNU projects (including autoconf) have moved to Git, is there

Just curious... why git over svn?

Instead of going in lengthy threads, I think you should simply read these threads:

AFAIK, one of the main reasons is that Git has a git-cvsserver (IOW, you can access the Git repository through a CVS server) which is useful to provide (mostly read-only) access to the repositories to legacy platforms where neither Git nor SVN is available. Another major reason is that Savannah added support for Git and not for SVN.

And, honestly, (my opinion here) Git fits better the needs of projects such as that of the FSF because everyone can very easily clone the entire history of a project and maintain their own patches (many people do that, at least during the time they're developing some features) and then submit them to the mailing lists for review by the (few) maintainers out there. SVN just doesn't fit with this model. And it has uberbroken branching/merging/tagging implementations.


Benoit Sigoure aka Tsuna
EPITA Research and Development Laboratory

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