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From Leo Neumeyer <>
Subject Re: Accepting proposals regarding early git adoption
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:49:10 GMT
Suggested proposal:

# Proposal to Add S4 to Git in the Testing Phase

* Project is already in Git: the S4 project recently joined the Apache
Incubator and is currently hosted in github.

* Avoid losing history: We have tried unsuccessfully to preserve the
project history before migrating the Git repository to SVN. As a result, we
decided to proceed without preserving history.

* Git vs. SVN: We have had experience working with both SVN and Git and the
consensus is that we all prefer to continue working with Git. Switching to
SVN is acceptable and we knew this when we joined but it will take some
time to change processes and we'd rather use our time writing code if we
have that option.

* Standardization: We believe that Git will become a standard in most open
source projects and Apache is already testing the use of Git. As a result
we think that a switch to Git in the future is very likely. Would be better
to avoid the Git -> SVN -> Git transitions.

* No big deal: if for some reason, Apache decides not to support Git after
the test is complete, we will switch to SVN at that time. As part of an
organization, we understand that common solutions across projects are

* Timing: we are about to do the SVN -> Git transition so timing could not
be better for this projet.

The S4 Committers

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 10:28 AM, Patrick Hunt <> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Joe Schaefer <>
> Date: Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 1:46 PM
> Subject: Re: Accepting proposals regarding early git adoption
> To: Joe Schaefer <>, Apache Infrastructure
> <>
> FYI: you have my permission to repost this
> message in its entirety on any public Apache
> mailing list you see fit.  I see that someone has
> already done that (hi Niklas), so I'd just like to
> make it clear that it's ok.
> >________________________________
> > From: Joe Schaefer <>
> >To: Apache Infrastructure <>
> >Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 8:28 AM
> >Subject: Accepting proposals regarding early git adoption
> >
> >While many of you are aware of the ongoing "experiment/alpha test"
> >with git hosting for CouchDB, you may not be aware of the recent
> >members@ discussion about git @ Apache, the result of which is to
> >solicit proposals here for projects interested in adopting git now,
> >rather than after the testing phase is over.
> >
> >Any such projects you participate in should write a brief and civil
> >proposal as to why we should select you for further git testing.
> >Proposals should include statements of interest in assisting with
> >the git hosting codebase and associated jira issues from named
> >individuals on the project.
> >
> >We'll allow the remainder of the week to collect proposals before
> >deciding on who gets to go next.
> >
> >
> >
> >


Leo Neumeyer (@leoneu)

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