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From Eric Baldeschwieler <eri...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: using git for SCM?
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2007 00:51:18 GMT
Interesting topic.
I'd be interested in learning what would be made infinitely better.

But SVN shortcomings aren't on my top 10 hadoop issues yet.
I'd be interested in hearing from folks who think they this would be  
very valuable.

But I agree with doug.  Too much leverage in using Apache's  
infrastructure to make this appealing.

On Jul 30, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Doug Cutting wrote:

> Jeff Hammerbacher wrote:
> > so we're starting to really use hadoop heavily here at facebook,  
> and we'd
> > like to start contributing back to the hadoop trunk.  we've been  
> through
> > this process before (contributing heavily to an actively  
> developed open
> > source project) with memached, and the guy who owns the trunk of  
> that
> > project is quite the SCM nut who says that his life has been made  
> infinitely
> > more pleasant by switching from svn to git for version control with
> > memcached.
> >
> > i'm not suggesting the project be moved tomorrow.  i just wanted  
> to throw
> > the question out there to get a sense of how others feel about  
> git as an SCM
> > tool.
> The project has a fair amount of culture built around subversion.   
> Also,
> Apache's infrastructure currently supports subversion, not git, so we
> would have to either manage our own repository, which is not  
> encouraged,
> or make git a supported part of Apache's infrastructure, which is  
> rather
> outside the scope of Hadoop.  So we could potentially move to a
> different SCM, but someone would have to make a very compelling case
> before that would become a project priority.
> Doug

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