[webkit-dev] Moving to Git?

Antonio Gomes tonikitoo at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 12:13:52 PST 2012

(For those valuable contributors who are against Git and have manifested
somehow here, please do not take it personally)

IMO, none of the arguments used here so far seem like a real problem for a
switch. Of course, SVN people would have to adapt their workflow and it
could take days (no more than that, trust me), but it is for a greater goal
at the end.

In my opinion, SVN concepts are completely obsolete these days. It is hard
to me to even hear someone arguing in favor of SVN against GIT, but I
respect anyone's opinion. I just do not feel them strong enough given the
whole context.

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 3:05 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?
> ________________________________
> From: webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org [
> webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org] on behalf of Ryosuke Niwa [
> rniwa at webkit.org]
> Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 3:00 PM
> To: Ashod Nakashian
> Cc: WebKit Development
> Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Moving to Git?
> On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Ashod Nakashian <ashodnakashian at yahoo.com
> <mailto:ashodnakashian at yahoo.com>> wrote:
> >And that's a show stopper for me. For build bot maintenance, regression
> fixes, etc... being able to easily tell the number of commits between two
> revisions (in my head as opposed to using a tool) or the ordering of
> commits is crucial.
> I think this is an interesting point. It seems there are two solutions. We
> can enforce fast-forward as many have pointed out and we can maintain an
> SVN mirror. Although I don't like the idea of maintaining an SVN repo, and
> it's almost universally agreed that git offers superior tools to SVN.
> I don't think so. I like the simplicity of svn. While git client works
> great, I always get frustrated by the complexity of having multiple
> branches locally and the amount of work required to merge the remote
> changes on the branch I'm working on.
> - Ryosuke
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--Antonio Gomes
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