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From Svante Schubert <svante.schub...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Allowing GIT access
Date Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:48:21 GMT
On 16.07.2012 14:39, Nick Burch wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jul 2012, Svante Schubert wrote:
>> Several Apache projects already have moved to GIT and IMHO it would ease
>> our developers (my) life as well.
>> For instance I have seen it in Apache (Incubator) Wave, where a branch
>> to switch away from ANT to Maven was started on GitHub, which was very
>> easy to track.
>
> Read only git support is very easy to have:
>    http://git.apache.org/
> (We'd just need to ask for one to be setup for ODF Toolkit)
>
+1
How do we proceed on that?
> With read only git support, anyone can work with git, you can generate
> patches etc. Writes would still go via subversion
>
> A few projects have read-write git support, but it's still a WIP
> service. Projects wishing to sign up need to offer up volunteers to
> help with the infra and documentation side, so it's quite a bit more
> work. (Those requirements will go away when it's finished, but as it's
> still WIP projects wanting to use it need to get involved)
>
If this is the case, I suggest to allow write access for GIT after it
has left its WIP service phase.
I assume the correct place to ask, would be the apache infrastructure
list, right?
>
> One thing I will highlight with my mentor hat on:
>
>> Especially as I am working on a Google Summer of Code project with a
>> student in China sending patches back and forth.
>
> I'm a tiny bit concerned by this, and git has the potential to make it
> worse. At Apache, everything should be taking place on-list. If the
> discussions with the GSOC student were happening on list, then
> everyone could offer advice. By having the discussions on a publically
> archived list, then people getting involved in future can look back
> and learn from the advice and suggestions in the past. Someone having
> a question about a feature can see the discussions that lead up to it,
> and better understand why the code ended up as it did.
>
> With all that in mind, I would advise that you try to bring the
> discussions back on-list if possible
Don't be afraid discussions took place in our JIRA issue
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ODFTOOLKIT-50

Best regards,
Svante

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