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Re: Switching to git?

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Switching to git?
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 11:54:53 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

So it seems nobody objected.  What do we need to proceed?

On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 12:45:48PM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> Hello!
> This is a reaction to the "BTS overhaul" post, I just don't want to
> hijack the thread with a separate topic.
> If someone asked me what is the project that is not using git but would
> benefit from it most, I would say it's GRUB.
> First and foremost, git (together with StGIT and other tools) relieves
> the pressure to commit.  CVS and Subversion allow to work with only one
> patch at a time.  I can have only one patch applied to the working
> directory if I want to commit one of the patches safely.  There is no
> support for refining series of patches.  StGIT exists precisely for
> that, and even bare git is getting better at that.
> Another closely related advantage is that git allows parallel
> development.  Branching is built in from the beginning.  There are
> unofficial forks of GRUB 1 already (such as grub4dos).  git would help
> turn forks into branches, bring them under one roof and eventually allow
> merging all useful features together.
> Not to be overlooked it the git-bisect command.  No amount of code
> review can prevent bugs, especially for software that interacts with
> "black box" firmware and hardware.  Having an effective mechanism for
> bug isolation is essential.
> Tools for viewing history of the git repository, such as qgit, gitk and
> tig have no equivalents for CVS.  And the tools for mailing series of
> patches are great time savers.  git is actively developed and has a
> vibrant community.  Yet it's well past the point where major
> incompatibilities are routinely introduced.
> Other GNU projects have switched to git.  Savannah supports git.  The
> list of the GNU projects using git is pretty impressive:
> I think GNU GRUB would be a welcome addition.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Pavel Roskin
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Robert Millan

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