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From Raghu Angadi <rang...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: using git for SCM?
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2007 15:34:29 GMT
Enis Soztutar wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

This seems like very useful case. When I was working with patch for 
HADOOP-1134 that depended on (changing) patches for other jiras, I was 
working with my own local svn. That implied I could not update from 
central svn. This fixes it.

> 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.

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