[webkit-dev] Moving to Git?
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Thu Mar 8 16:36:08 PST 2012
I think it would look the same, except for instead of monotonically
increasing decimal numbers in the "revision" column, you'd see random
hexadecimal ones (typically 6-8 digits long).
On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Lucas Forschler <lforschler at apple.com> wrote:
> Could someone enlighten me on what this page would look like after a conversion to git?
> On Mar 8, 2012, at 3:22 PM, Dirk Pranke wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 2:37 PM, David Barr <davidbarr at google.com> wrote:
>>> The monotonic labels that Ryosuke desires are known in git language as
>>> "generation numbers". If we maintain a canonical linear history going
>>> forward, they would also be unique as with Subversion. This could be a
>>> good reason to resurrect the relevant thread on the git mailing list.
>> slightly-offtopic, but I had not heard of "generation numbers" before.
>> Based on a cursory web-learning pass (*), it sounds like they're not
>> quite the same thing as SVN revisions, since SVN revision numers are
>> unique to a repo, and two revisions on two different branches may have
>> the same generation number. Since we do actually keep branches in the
>> master repo, this wouldn't quite be the same (although it might
>> possibly be acceptable). Please correct me if I'm wrong ...
>> -- Dirk
>> (*) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6702821/git-commit-generation-numbers
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