[webkit-dev] Moving to Git?

Adam Treat atreat at rim.com
Fri Mar 9 06:24:24 PST 2012

With svn up you are just as likely to see a conflict.
From: ryosuke.niwa at gmail.com [ryosuke.niwa at gmail.com] on behalf of Ryosuke Niwa [rniwa at webkit.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 3:12 PM
To: Adam Treat
Cc: Ashod Nakashian; WebKit Development
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Moving to Git?

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