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[Savannah-hackers-public] Re: git mirror of emacs CVS repository

From: Miles Bader
Subject: [Savannah-hackers-public] Re: git mirror of emacs CVS repository
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 11:24:47 +0900

Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:
> I'm using git for projects I control, and find that I am less and less
> tolerant of the abysmal (by comparison) performance of CVS and SVN

Git is enticing, but the main issue that's prevented me from adopting it
has been the (apparent) clumsiness of maintaining tag information in
conjunction with a "remote shared" repository.

It's a bit hard to describe, but basically I want a single central git
repository (for myself in this case, but something similar might be
desirable for a project like Emacs) with multiple "branches" in it, and
I want to be able to have different "checkouts" of that (e.g., a
checkout of 'tag FOO').  When I make a change locally, I want to then
commit the changes to the branch described by 'tag FOO' and _update the
central repository's notion of 'tag FOO'_.  The latter point seems to be
where the problems occur.

It's never entirely clear what goes wrong -- it always kinda-sorta works
at first, but I always seem to end up inadvertently trashing the remote
repository at some point (I think after merging back and forth between
branches a bit), in confusing and hard to describe ways; this is not

My vague impression is that working this way is possible, but not
entirely trivial, and that other projects trying to use a similar model
( use big .git-config files specifying the proper tag
synchronization to use, which seems kind of fragile.

Sorry if that's not described well, my experience with git is somewhat


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