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From Mark Struberg <>
Subject Re: Accepting proposals regarding early git adoption
Date Sat, 03 Dec 2011 12:32:26 GMT

This is a HUGE nightmare to maintain!

You will NOT be able to just treat this nicely!

Please go over and first read what I wrote on the OpenEJB dev list and what we wrote together

and especally on

Trust me, you don't want to inependently maintain 350 git repos! 

There will (to my knowledge) be NO sane way to check out the project in one go anymore!

You could certainly move all specs into one GIT repo, all of geronimo into another, etc but
having too many independent repos is _really_ a nightmare for each developer!


----- Original Message -----
> From: David Jencks <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> Sent: Friday, December 2, 2011 9:02 PM
> Subject: Re: Accepting proposals regarding early git adoption
> Anyone can already use git locally, there are apache mirrors of most svn 
> projects and many project's committers expose a lot of work-in-progress on 
> github (e.g. karaf)
> See e.g.
> This is asking for projects that would like to use git instead of svn for their 
> canonical apache repository.  While I enthusiastically use git almost all the 
> time including for almost all my geronimo work I think geronimo is too 
> complicated to be a useful guinea pig for git at this point.  I think it will 
> take a lot of thought and time to figure out how to divide up the geronimo 
> history into appropriately sized git projects.  For instance:
> - each spec is separately releasable so it's a separate git project.  Then 
> we need an aggretator project to build them all at once for convenience.  Same 
> for bundles.
> - the server code was originally under cvs at root and only later moved under 
> server.  How will this history make it into git (this is probably solved already 
> but I haven't looked)
> thanks
> david jencks
> On Dec 2, 2011, at 11:14 AM, Jay D. McHugh wrote:
>>  Is the idea for this to abandon SVN and move completely over to git?
>>  Or is it just to add git as a way for folks to manage their local copies of 
> the source?
>>  Jay
>>  On 11/29/2011 03:22 PM, Kevan Miller wrote:
>>>  Forwarding (with permission), in case there's interest within 
> Geronimo community.
>>>  --kevan
>>>  Begin forwarded message:
>>>>  From: Joe Schaefer<>
>>>>  Subject: Accepting proposals regarding early git adoption
>>>>  Date: November 28, 2011 8:28:17 AM EST
>>>>  To: Apache Infrastructure<>
>>>>  Reply-To: Joe Schaefer<>
>>>>  While many of you are aware of the ongoing "experiment/alpha 
> test"
>>>>  with git hosting for CouchDB, you may not be aware of the recent
>>>>  members@ discussion about git @ Apache, the result of which is to
>>>>  solicit proposals here for projects interested in adopting git now,
>>>>  rather than after the testing phase is over.
>>>>  Any such projects you participate in should write a brief and civil
>>>>  proposal as to why we should select you for further git testing.
>>>>  Proposals should include statements of interest in assisting with
>>>>  the git hosting codebase and associated jira issues from named
>>>>  individuals on the project.
>>>>  We'll allow the remainder of the week to collect proposals 
> before
>>>>  deciding on who gets to go next.

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