[webkit-dev] Moving to Git?

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Thu Mar 8 12:20:11 PST 2012

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 9:22 AM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:
> Rather than asking for a switch to git by fiat, why not improve git and our
> git-related infrastructure to the point where people choose to switch
> naturally?
> The fact that many valuable contributors choose not to use git is sufficient
> proof that switching by fiat would be a bad idea.

People have been improving our git infrastructure constantly; I think
the point is the converse ... it's getting harder to support SVN, and
supporting two systems does impose a cost (at least to the people like
me that do hack on the infrastructure :).

That said, I have to agree that it's nice to be able to see a
monotonically increasing number in the change history. Even if you
have a single linear branch in the git master, you don't have that.
Maybe there is a practice for getting an equivalent using labels or
tags in git repos that I don't know about?

-- Dirk

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