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From David Blevins <>
Subject Fwd: Current use of GitHub
Date Mon, 04 Apr 2011 05:17:01 GMT
I know a few of us use Git for Apache work.  Feel encouraged to lend some feedback to infra.


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> From: "Gav..." <>
> Date: April 2, 2011 11:45:10 PM PDT
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> Subject: Current use of GitHub
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> I'm trying to understand the _current_ workflows of those ASF committers
> using Git and how the ASF GitHub mirrors tie into that - if at all.
> A fair few projects requested ASF git mirrors and also requested mirrors of
> that on GitHub (that 2nd request is now standard with the 1st)
> So far , from projects I've browsed on GitHub, I see a few forks here and
> there and a few Pull requests here and there.
> That is where it gets fuzzy for me. Obviously, no-one can actually pull in
> those pull requests into the Apache/$project repo mirror, so
> how are committers applying those pull requests? Are they pulling them into
> their own copies of the mirror, converting them into a patch
> that svn understands and then applying, if so, how? If not, how else?
> Also, apart from Github, how else are Git only users providing patches to
> projects, which patch programs are in use, and of those which
> are most used by those projects/committers that need to apply them.
> For those of you that are committers and have direct access to svn, but are
> preferring to use Git before then committing your work to svn, 
> what is your workflow and tools used (whether or not it involves GitHub)
> No deviating into what could happen or what would be a good idea please yet,
> this is just a survey on what people are currently actually
> doing to incorporate Git into their workflows and how we then get those
> applied.
> Thanks
> Gav...

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