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From Andrew Wang <andrew.w...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Migrate from svn to git for source control?
Date Sat, 02 Aug 2014 03:36:32 GMT
Thanks for starting this thread Karthik! Big +1 from me. I only use svn
when I have to commit things or work on the site, otherwise it's always the
git mirror or local git repos.

Considering that the git mirror works as well as it does, I'd expect this
to be a pretty smooth transition.

Best,
Andrew


On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 4:43 PM, Karthik Kambatla <kasha@cloudera.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> From what I hear, a lot of devs use the git mirror for development/reviews
> and use subversion primarily for checking code in. I was wondering if it
> would make more sense just to move to git. In addition to subjective liking
> of git, I see the following advantages in our workflow:
>
>    1. Feature branches - it becomes easier to work on them and keep
>    rebasing against the latest trunk.
>    2. Cherry-picks between branches automatically ensures the exact same
>    commit message and tracks the lineage as well.
>    3. When cutting new branches and/or updating maven versions etc., it
>    allows doing all the work locally before pushing it to the main branch.
>    4. Opens us up to potentially using other code-review tools. (Gerrit?)
>    5. It is just more convenient.
>
> I am sure this was brought up before in different capacities. I believe the
> support for git in ASF is healthy now and several downstream projects have
> moved. Again, from what I hear, ASF INFRA folks make the migration process
> fairly easy.
>
> What do you all think?
>
> Thanks
> Karthik
>

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