RFC: Switching from Subversion to Git
Frank S. Thomas
fst at debian.org
Tue Aug 19 10:25:43 UTC 2008
I'd like to switch from Subversion to Git for BOINC packaging. This is
motivated by some advantages that Git has over Subversion that are relevant
for what I'm doing with BOINC. Off the top of my head these are:
- easier branching and merging. In Subversion you have to remember the
revision number of the last merge for merging two branches. With Git
merging is so much easier.
- storing upstream sources in the repository is possible because of Git's
storage efficiency and this makes patching upstream sources easier and
- upstream's Subversion repository can be directly pulled in the Git
repository with git-svn which makes cherry-picking fixes from upstream
I don't want to switch to Git because it is the cool new kid in the VCS town
but because using Git instead of Subversion makes working with BOINC so much
easier and faster for me.
So if you have any comments about migrating to Git please raise your voice
The BOINC repository migrated to Git would then look something like this:
Frank S. Thomas <fst at debian.org> PGP public key ID: 0xDC426429
Debian Developer finger fst/key at db.debian.org
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