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Re: Move to git is imminent - awaiting Stefan's approval

From: joakim
Subject: Re: Move to git is imminent - awaiting Stefan's approval
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 03:48:32 +0100
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address@hidden (Eric S. Raymond) writes:

> The thread on the git move proposal is showing signs of exhaustion and
> terminal topic drift.  We can ask Karl Fogel for a poll count but I
> think we all know how that would turn out; the pro-git vote has
> been overwhelming.
> I have asked Andreas Schwab and he reports the Savannah git mirror
> ready for production use. Having examined it, I agree. Andreas and I
> have discussed the switchover and believe it should consist of the
> following steps:
> 1. Andreas will turn off bzr commit mirroring.
> 2. Andreas will enter a small documentation commit recording the changeover.
> 3. Andreas will announce on the dev list that the git repo is live for
>    developer pushes.
> 4. I will do the work required to update /etc and /admin for git use
>    over the following few days.

What about branches? I have a long-lived branch in the bzr repo.

In my case I can just drop the branch and make a new git repo, but I
think we need a statement on branch handling nevertheless.

> I am now recommending that Andreas perform steps 1-3 at his convenience, no
> sooner than 2014-01-06T11:59:00  and no later than 2014-01-07T11:59:00 -
> that is, sometime tomorrow.
> Consideration of workflow changes is explicitly deferred. Developers
> should continue writing ChangeLog entries as per established custom.
> I want to extend a thank you to everyone who participated in the
> debate, *including* the anti-git dissenters, for generally sticking to
> real issues and maintaining civility.
> Stefan, please either (a) confirm that you as the official maintainer
> are authorizing this, or (b) put a hold on it and explain what 
> additional steps or conditions you deem necessary before we move.

Joakim Verona

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