[webkit-dev] Moving to Git?

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Fri Mar 9 12:30:35 PST 2012

On 2012-03-09, at 07:14, Ashod Nakashian <ashodnakashian at yahoo.com> wrote:

>> ________________________________
>> From: David Barr <davidbarr at google.com>
>> To: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> 
>> Cc: "webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org" <webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org> 
>> Sent: Friday, March 9, 2012 2:37 AM
>> Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Moving to Git?
>> I think we ought to streamline the git workflow before we start trying
>> to proselytise Subversion users. :)
> Can you be more specific? What do you find wanting in the git workflow besides the few cases raised by svn users (such as "svn up" that can be supported in update-webkit)?
> I think if we address the main issues raised by the svn users, the current consensus (if representative) seems to point towards an overwhelming support (and demand?) for git over svn.

What you'll find is that the vast majority of SVN users are simply not participating in this email thread. You'll also find that many people that use git-svn are happy enough with the status quo since it gives those who chose to use it most of the benefits of a pure Git setup without forcing it on others.

In my opinion a substantial benefit needs to be demonstrated in order to convince the existing SVN users, many of which are substantial long-term contributors to the project, that it's worth it to them to relearn how to contribute to WebKit. And I do feel that SVN users need to want to switch to Git in order for it to be worth pursuing such a switch. As a heavy Git user myself I've not seen any arguments in this thread that would be convincing to someone not already familiar with Git.

- Mark

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