[webkit-dev] Moving to Git?

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Thu Mar 8 12:12:47 PST 2012

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM, Adam Treat <atreat at rim.com> wrote:

> There is nothing about git that forces you to have multiple branches
> locally.  Good practice, yes, but nothing forcing it.  As for the
> difficulty of resolving conflicts between patches you've made locally and
> changes made on the shared repository since you started making your local
> patches... nothing about git makes this any harder.  Unless you have a lock
> based source control system you'll have to resolve conflicts.

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Joe Mason <jmason at rim.com> wrote:

> It seems to me that there's no need to use multiple local branches in git
> if you find it confusing - it's an additional feature, but I don't see
> anything that requires it.
> What workflow do you have that requires you to have multiple branches
> locally in git, and how do you solve it in svn without using branches?
> What precisely do you find difficult about merging remote changes, and how
> is the svn equivalent easier?

The simplicity. In git, I have to worry about things like committing local
changes before rebasing to master, or stashing, etc... In svn, all I have
to do is to run "svn up".

- Ryosuke
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