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

From: Gregory Casamento
Subject: Re: Voting: do you want to move to git?
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:47:14 -0500

It's not really fair to say this is the only reason.

One of the interesting things about DVCS systems is that they allow
easy forking and branching.   It would be interesting to see how
GNUstep would fare on github with a lot of people potentially pushing
things back into GNUstep's repo.

At this point, whatever we as a community choose to do (whether it's
SVN or something else), I think we should have an "official" presence
on github even if it's just a mirror.

Later, GC

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Riccardo Mottola
<riccardo.mottola@libero.it> wrote:
> On 02/14/12 14:48, David Chisnall 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.
> If it is indeed possible to have a svn mirror with that tool and have it
> become authoritative with savannah goes town and get GNA up (or the other
> way) it would be enough and would allow us to work with SVN. Apparently, the
> only reason to switch to a DCVS is to get away with the failure of the
> server which our free hostings incur about once a year... For the rest, SVN
> with a flat structure would be more than adequate and provides us a
> portable, proven, maintained and well-known tool.
> Riccardo

Gregory Casamento
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