[webkit-dev] Git Familiarity (was ChangeLog)

Benjamin Meyer ben at meyerhome.net
Sun Jul 5 20:25:46 PDT 2009

On Jul 5, 2009, at 9:00 PM, Justin Haygood wrote:

> ----- 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 one,
> it won't work without Cygwin. I can currently build WebKit/Qt  
> without having Cygwin
> 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.

At least on Windows I use mysygit myself (http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/ 
)  From the project description: "Historically, Git on Windows was  
only officially supported using Cygwin. To help make a native Windows  
version, this project was started, based on the fork."

-Benjamin Meyer

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