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From Enis Soztutar <enis.soz.nu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: using git for SCM?
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2007 12:42:48 GMT

I have switched to git just two days ago, and i am quite happy about it. 
Although i do not want hadoop to move to git before apache 
infrastructure have matured enough. As Linus addresses in his talk, many 
users have been using git+svn in a very innovative way. The central 
repository is managed by svn and the users checkout the code, build a 
local git repo and work from there. Personally i find it *very* 
convenient to let both svn and git manage the code. What i do is make 
git ignore svn files, and make svn ignore git files. Then i just branch 
once for every issue i work on. Committing the changes before switching 
to the other branch(issue). After I've done with the issue i get the 
patch with regular svn diff. Anyhow i am telling about this because it 
enabled me to work on several distinct issues simultaneously using the 
same code base. I highly suggest this workspace-model to anyone working 
this way.

Jeff Hammerbacher wrote:
> hey all,
> 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.  i have asked our memcached guy to write up the specific advantages of
> git versus svn so i will be happy to follow up with details.
> apologies if this has been brought up before; i've been reading the mailing
> list on and off now for several months and a quick search of the archives
> yielded no matches for "git" so hopefully this is a relevant topic.
> thanks,
> jeff

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