[webkit-dev] Should we consider switching to git over svn?

David D. Kilzer ddkilzer at kilzer.net
Tue Oct 9 06:40:17 PDT 2007

Oliver Hunt <oliver at apple.com> wrote:

> On the other hand, those of us using git currently have to use the  
> git-svn bridge which, while functional, is somewhat slow.  I think  
> (and i'm hoping others agree) that despite the slightly more complex  
> interface the improved merging, branching, and speed mean that we  
> should seriously consider switching to git as our primary RCS.

Why can't we have both svn and git?  I think we should provide an up-to-date
git-svn repository today, then check where project development is at after a
few months or a year.

The biggest issue I see from using a git development model is that the WebKit
project would need its own "Linus" to integrate changes from branches/clones
into the main tree, unless using git is simply another means-to-an-end for
generating patches to post on Bugzilla.


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