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From Guillaume Nodet <gno...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Current use of GitHub
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2011 06:52:59 GMT
Since the git mirrors are available at the ASF, I'm now exclusively
using git-svn
unless I need to do a release in which case
I need to revert back to svn for maven to be able to do the release.
For branches and patches, it's easy to add remote a git remote repository to
your local repo pointing to a fork, so that you can cherry-pick or merge from a
fork on github and then svn dcommit into the svn tree at the ASF.
Git really consider the git-svn branch as a real branch, so there's no
problem here.

Also, in Karaf for example, we're maintaining bug fix branches.  Those
are stored
in svn as real branches, but also available in git-svn as git branches, so that
cherry-picking and backporting fixes is way easier than using pure svn.

However, not having a pure git master repository has some limitations,
mostly the fact
that we can't really use a branch-per-bug workflow such as the one described at
Being able to support that would be a big win for us.

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 07:17, David Blevins <david.blevins@gmail.com> wrote:
> I know a few of us use Git for Apache work.  Feel encouraged to lend some feedback to
> -David
> Begin forwarded message:
>> Resent-From: <dblevins@visi.com>
>> From: "Gav..." <gavin@16degrees.com.au>
>> Date: April 2, 2011 11:45:10 PM PDT
>> To: <infrastructure-dev@apache.org>
>> Subject: Current use of GitHub
>> Reply-To: infrastructure-dev@apache.org
>> I'm trying to understand the _current_ workflows of those ASF committers
>> using Git and how the ASF GitHub mirrors tie into that - if at all.
>> A fair few projects requested ASF git mirrors and also requested mirrors of
>> that on GitHub (that 2nd request is now standard with the 1st)
>> So far , from projects I've browsed on GitHub, I see a few forks here and
>> there and a few Pull requests here and there.
>> That is where it gets fuzzy for me. Obviously, no-one can actually pull in
>> those pull requests into the Apache/$project repo mirror, so
>> how are committers applying those pull requests? Are they pulling them into
>> their own copies of the mirror, converting them into a patch
>> that svn understands and then applying, if so, how? If not, how else?
>> Also, apart from Github, how else are Git only users providing patches to
>> projects, which patch programs are in use, and of those which
>> are most used by those projects/committers that need to apply them.
>> For those of you that are committers and have direct access to svn, but are
>> preferring to use Git before then committing your work to svn,
>> what is your workflow and tools used (whether or not it involves GitHub)
>> No deviating into what could happen or what would be a good idea please yet,
>> this is just a survey on what people are currently actually
>> doing to incorporate Git into their workflows and how we then get those
>> applied.
>> Thanks
>> Gav...

Guillaume Nodet
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