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From Leo Neumeyer <>
Subject Proposal to Add S4 to the Git Testing Program
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:09:42 GMT
Hi Joe and others. Here is a short proposal to join the Git testing program.

Leo Neumeyer (@leoneu)


# Proposal to Add S4 to Git Testing

* 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 Git -> SVN transition so timing could not
be better for this projet.

The S4 Committers


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