[webkit-dev] Git Familiarity (was ChangeLog)

Justin Haygood jhaygood at reaktix.com
Sun Jul 5 18:00:34 PDT 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs at apple.com>
To: "Benjamin Meyer" <ben at meyerhome.net>
Cc: "WebKit Development" <webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2009 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Git Familiarity (was ChangeLog)

> I think at some point we need to consider a change in version control 
> system. I would like us to work on the bug tracker and patch review 
> system first, to avoid making too many tools changes at once, and  because 
> that issue seems to be more urgent and disruptive of workflow.  I'm 
> whipping up an email on what I think are the right short-term and 
> medium-term steps. Once we have that well in hand, then revision  control 
> and build system would probably be the next things to review  for change.

The one thing bad about git is for people who don't use a *nix: Subversion 
works quite
well on Windows, including powerful GUI tools. Git just isn't the same. (For 
it won't work without Cygwin. I can currently build WebKit/Qt without having 
anywhere near my computer). I'm not familiar with other DVCS, but until one 
has good
Windows support, that would rule out a portion of developers. 

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