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Re: Voting: do you want to move to git?

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: Voting: do you want to move to git?
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:26:06 +0000

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On 14 Feb 2012, at 13:48, David Chisnall <theraven@sucs.org> wrote:

> On 14 Feb 2012, at 13:46, Gregory Casamento wrote:
>> Keeping SVN is a mistake given what has been demonstrated by GNA's
>> failure.   SVN gives us a single point of failure.   A DVCS would
>> eliminate that problem.
> I'm not sure I fully agree with this.  The single point of failure exists in 
> any system where w have an authoritative repository.  We could have an 
> official git-svn mirror somewhere, or even a svn mirror using svncync that 
> became the authoritative one when GNA was down if the only issue is being 
> able to get at the code when gna is down.
> David

Agreed ... If you don't have multiple synchronised authoritative repositories, 
you don't have a true distributed system.
I don't know which of the so called DVCS's really provide for this though... 
It's not trivial and I think most ignore the issue.

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