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Re: use git, not cvs

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: use git, not cvs
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 13:34:08 +0200

Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:
> "Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Now if only people would stop committing multiple files in a big change
>>> one-by-one... (it would make the git history a lot more readable)
>> I don't think that's going to happen until we switch to Bazaar...
> Why not?  The more modern style of committing works perfectly well with
> CVS, and improves the result of cvs-whatever gateways.  People could get
> used to the newer practice now, and help the history be more rational,
> whether in bzr, or in git.

It's easy: just set policy and explain why it matters.
Of course, you'll have to send a polite message to the few
committers whose fingers forget.

It even easier once you've drunk the dVCS-flavored kool-aid
and realize e.g., that you can manipulate change sets using a
prefix of the one-line summary.

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