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

Chris Brichford chrisb at adobe.com
Tue Oct 9 11:01:19 PDT 2007

	If switching webkit to git makes it easier to import webkit code into perforce ( and export changes from perforce ), then that alone would justify the change from my team's point of view.

Chris Brichford
Adobe AIR Team

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* Last but not least: Internally in Trolltech a lot of developers are currently using git on top of perforce¹. Every single developer that has tried git and come over the initial learning curve loves it and doesn't want to move back to perforce. The only thing they complain is that we currently still have perforce underneath.


¹ Just a note on perforce: it's similar in many ways to svn by being a centralized VCS. The main difference is that perforce has decent support for branching and merging branches. In addition git-p4 is a lot faster and more convenient than git-svn (it includes e.g. all our branches).

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