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Re: Switching to Git?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Switching to Git?
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 15:04:48 -0300
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Andy Wingo escreveu:
>> How about switching from CVS to Git [0]?
> The advantages you list are compelling. It is especially good that
> savannah supports git. I have only two points to counter: (1) git sucks
> to use (but somehow many people seem to manage), and (2) git does not
> work on windows.

This is not true. There is a mingw port, which is starting to become usable.
However, I'm a bit mystified why windows support should be a priority for 

As for the user interface, it does have it's edges, but after a couple of
weeks it feels quite natural for common stuff (committing, pulling, pushing,
merging).  I do have to look at the manual for the more exotic commands 
(rebase, pickaxe, etc.)

> As an aside, in GStreamer we are going to completely punt on this
> question, and switch to subversion. You get changesets, which allows
> git-svn, bzr-svn, etc, which are not bad options. That could be the
> correct switch for guile -- there is no downside to switching to
> subversion relative to CVS.

Frankly, I think it's nuts not to go with a distributed system if 
transitioning away from CVS.  The only pertinent question is git or

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