[webkit-dev] github mirror

Adam Roben aroben at webkit.org
Tue Apr 24 06:55:55 PDT 2012

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Tor Arne Vestbø
<tor.arne.vestbo at nokia.com> wrote:
> On 18.04.12 17:02, Simon Hausmann 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.
> That's correct. I'm the one running that mirror (along with the one at
> gitorious.org/webkit), and the import is done using an author-script that
> resolves author names and emails for a nicer history. The commit objects
> will be different, hence the different sha1s, but the tree and blob objects
> are the same.
> In what situation does this cause issues?

Probably the biggest issue is for people who've been using
git.webkit.org and now want to try out GitHub. Since the commits are
distinct between the two repositories, they have to do a full clone to
make the switch.


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