[FFmpeg-devel] [CHECKLIST] what is preventing us from switch to git

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Jun 13 02:23:53 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 07:20:42PM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Saturday 2010-06-12 12:15:28 +0200, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> > On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 10:37:17AM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
> > 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
> > * 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
> > * 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)
> http://git-scm.com/course/svn.html
> http://wiki.videolan.org/Git
> (many others, Google is your Master...)
> No need to add another document.

simply telling developers to pick any random guide they can find with google
and then use whats written there is fine for peoples private repositories on
their own machines.
For the shared official ffmpeg repo the risk of this not interoperating with
our setup is too high. Yes surely someone who knows git well can spot silly
things at once but that guy doesnt need that guide to begin with.
And especially with gits inability to revert changes once they are public
we need a document that describes basic usage and we need to be able to adapt
this document depending on problems found and also depending on changes to
devel policy.

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

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are wrong. -- Voltaire
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