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Re: Moving away from (unsupportable) FusionForge on Alioth?




Hi Andreas,

On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 09:07:53AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > 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?  

a.) git is a lot faster than svn on most operations, which btw does not allow
one to get things done faster, but also enables one to do things which one
would never do with svn… (because its just so damn slow…)

b.) if one needs to know and use several scm tools, one will make more mistakes
using those tools (as you explained in the mail I'm replying to…)

> > 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
> this).
 
oh, yes, surely a flamewar helps noone. just to make a good decision one
needs to discuss, and again, best without flamewars! :)
 
> I fully agree and I'm known for team highjacking packages into Git
> repositories in several cases (and was also critizised about doing so).

I applaud you for 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.

quite probably there will always be some with who will not use debhelper,
not use version control, ignore bugs in stable, dont tests their uploads, 
doing foo, but that shouldnt stop everybody else from agreeing on things.

>  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.

happily noted. also noted that half of the packages you're uploading to main
*are* maintained in git :) (and the other half svn… /me likes stats too much :)
 

-- 
cheers,
	Holger

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