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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: the great git project
Date Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:49:37 GMT

On Nov 17, 2011, at 20:48 , Christian Grobmeier wrote:

> Hello all,
> i have had a long discussion on members@ recently on couchdb and git.
> I am also here to help.
> My main concern was, that nobody were able to tell me how long this
> "experiment" would run and how success will be measured. There is
> still no answer, but i think this is crucial.
> As some of you hopefully know, there is an expectation that couchdb
> delivers guidelines how to use git @ asf. If they are not done in a
> reasonable time (i have heard 4 months), couchdb will be reverted back
> to svn.
> The board has mentioned several community aspects we need to cover.
> I am not sure if there are still technical issues which need to be covered.
> Anyway, I would like to suggest we do:
> a) set up a wikipage, in which we can collect all upcoming concerns
> and questions
> b) try to report on git@couchdb regulary, best all 4 weeks
> c) try to outline how you are working here and the problems wchi might
> occur when looking at a)
> d) hopefully deliver a strong and great document which can be voted upon on
> I have some concerns already in my inbox, so I am volunteering to post
> them to the wiki page as first step. Just.... where?
> I hope my suggestion is OK for you. I am open to other proposals of
> course, I just want to make git coming to the asf.

Hi Christian,

Thanks for offering your help and I agree with the plan above. How about we
start collaborating here
and move elsewhere if needed?


> Cheers
> Christian
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 8:41 PM, Randall Leeds <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 03:05, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
>>> Hey folks, some you may remember me from such projects as PhoneGap
>>> which is now under incubation as Callback. Our mentors have informed
>>> us in order for Git to be accepted the CouchDB 'experiment' must
>>> succeed. So we are joining you here to help see that the experiment
>>> does succeed, and as fast as possible!
>> Excellent! Paul Davis has been spearheading the git move.
>>> We have been informed that documentation on the process of
>>> contribution via Git in "the Apache Way" has yet to be writ (or is
>>> possibly has been started but isn't yet complete). Seems like a good
>>> place to start --- can you point me at the appropriate starting point
>>> for contribution here? Also any other suggestions required steps
>>> really appreciated!
>> There's little difference in contributions between git and svn. Our
>> workflow so far has still been to accept patches via JIRA with the
>> "Grant license to ASF..." checkbox.
>> There are some hooks on the Apache infra side that prevent certain
>> verboten histories from occurring. Paul can elaborate on those.
>> For release documents, this is up to date and was used for CouchDB's
>> 1.1.1 release:
>> That's all I got for now.
>> -Randall
> -- 

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