Re: Moving away from (unsupportable) FusionForge on Alioth?
- Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 09:07:53 +0200
- From: Andreas Tille <andreas@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Moving away from (unsupportable) FusionForge on Alioth?
On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 11:12:53PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 10:19:24PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > In short: There is no doubt that Git is the better VCS but spending
> > developer time simply to switch lots of packages from an old VCS to a
> > modern one has zero effect on users desktops and has no high priority.
> I think that in the mid-term (probably even in short term) you'll *save*
> developer time by switching to git,
And your thinking is based on what arguments? As I tried to explain I'm
perfectly convinced that Git is way better in most cases - but those
superior features are not needed in all cases. The only thing that would
save me some time in the cases I mentioned is that I from time to time
svn commit -a
git commit -a
if I actually mean
> And also you're imposing a stupid tool to anyone who wants to help out or
> do security fixes.
Hmmm, if those packages received any NMUs the NMUer never commited
anything anyway - so this argument is void.
> I'd be happy if Debian would enforce git for every source package now!
I'm willing to adapt to such decision but I feel my time totally wasted
to do a SVN versus Git flamewar (and this is my last mail regarding
> Debian aims to be the universal OS, but that doesn't mean we have to support
> an universe of workflows and tools.
Surely we doesn't have to support various workflows but these have
developed over the time and I never had the impression that changes
in Debian happened with dead beat arguments.
> Everybody should be using version
> control for their packages. Really.
I fully agree and I'm known for team highjacking packages into Git
repositories in several cases (and was also critizised about doing so).
> And probably we should all just use git.
If we really could agree upon a common workflow I will definitely adapt.
But there is no such agreement as far as I can see. Please take my
previous mail rather as an explanation for the current state than my
definite wish to keep the status quo under any circumstance.
> And work together nicely.