[FFmpeg-devel] [CHECKLIST] what is preventing us from switch to git
Sat Jun 12 13:43:51 CEST 2010
Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 10:37:17AM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
>> I noticed that more and more people started to use git instead of svn to
>> contribute to ffmpeg, I'm wondering if the times are now mature to switch
>> to git.
>> Could you please raise (again) your concerns about switching to git?
> personally i dont really care if we use svn,cvs or git the differences
> dont matter much in normal everyday development if one has a write account.
> a few points id like to raise though are that
> * a switch if it is done should not
> be done during SOC to not burden the students unneccessarily
If/when we switch, we will obviously try to minimise the inconvenience
to developers. If that means delaying until after gsoc, that's not a
problem. We've been using svn for so long that a another few months
is no big deal.
> * It should be announced at least 2 weeks before its done so people
> have a bit of time to get used to git and maybe to commit outstanding
> changes from their svn checkout
I would recommend people to use git-svn for a bit and see how it feels.
> * We need to document, a short cheat sheet that lists the
> git equivalents to the common svn commands (that of course before
> a switch is done)
There are many such guides already written and available on the internet.
mans at mansr.com
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