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Re: Git

To: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Subject: Re: Git
From: Jan-Benedict Glaw <jbglaw@lug-owl.de>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 13:46:50 +0200
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On Wed, 2005-09-14 13:23:22 +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> 
wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-09-13 16:20:38 +0100, Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 03:31:26PM +0200, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> > > > I'm also on the way
> > > > getting familiar with GIT, doing my very first steps. It would be nice
> > > > if we'd present what we know in Oldenburg (I already offered to do so,
> > > > Joey planed it for Saturday).
> > > 
> > > Sounds like a plan.  And maybe present some of the other alternatives
> > > to CVS as well?
> > 
> > I'm not sure if it's worth it. Linus decided against all other SCMs. I
> > did use (for small test projects) monotone, darcs and arch. (I think
> > all other alternatives aren't.)
> 
> Have you tried mercurial?

Nope. I've only used it's web frontend on http://www.kernel.org/hg/ .

Mercurial's author claims that it scales even better than git, esp. on
its network transfer. However, I'm not aware how it scales there right
now, since git got its "packs" implemented.

> > To get fixes/port updates/subsystem updates upstream to Linus, GIT is
> > the way[tm] to go, so we'd try to get familiar with it.
> 
> Still using plain patches and email...

...which is a nice and actually working scheme, too. At least, it
doesn't require to learn working with a new SCM :-P  Though I think
it's a good idea.

MfG, JBG

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