[webkit-dev] github mirror

Jarred Nicholls jarred at webkit.org
Tue Apr 24 06:20:06 PDT 2012

On Apr 24, 2012, at 9:07 AM, Adam Roben <aroben at webkit.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM, Jarred Nicholls <jarred at webkit.org> wrote:
> (from correct address)
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM, Jarred Nicholls <jarred at sencha.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM, Simon Hausmann <simon.hausmann at nokia.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday, April 18, 2012 06:53:46 AM ext Shezan Baig wrote:
> > Hi WebKit,
> >
> > I've been using a fork of the following repo:
> > https://github.com/WebKit/webkit
> >
> > However, yesterday there was discussion on #webkit that the SHA-1 checksums
> > on this repo are different from repo at git.webkit.org, which means folks
> > working on both need to have both versions checked out.
> I believe the reason for them being different is because in the github repo the
> commit author fields are resolved.
> Yeah that's totally it.  So svn.webkit.org => git.webkit.org => github would need to be the mirroring strategy.  Sounds dicey :)
> I don't see what would be "dicey" about it. The svn.webkit.org -> git.webkit.org step is the fragile one; after that it's just a simple "git push" to get things over to GitHub. This sounds like a pretty good approach to me, though of course it will cause some havoc for people who have already been doing work using the current GitHub repository.

I was being facetious.  The notion of chaining repos is always "fun" but technically you're right; it's as easy as a push, and that is more or less immune to errors i.e. if a push failed due to some network or server issue it would just push again the next commit and be back on track.

> -Adam
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