[webkit-dev] Moving to Git?

Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 21:55:23 PST 2012

2012/3/11 Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com>:
> The interaction with the version-control system for each of these steps is an obvious single step with SVN. With git, for at least some of these, you will end up needing multiple non-obvious (to an SVN user anyway) commands.

I understand the context of this argument and it is of course valid
but it gets REALLY boring to hear this every time someone tries to
make a point :)

I've used svn long time ago and git ever since. For me it's no longer
obvious that my local changes are not "safe" from merging if I do an
update. It is also not obvious that I could not simply commit my patch
(locally) and continue on to the next one when the changes are
touching the same files etc.

The 'obvious' argument should IMO be avoided at all times, because it
inherently carries the notion that the svn way is somehow the de facto
way of doing things in everybody's minds. It is not. It is always
subjective what workflow makes sense.

Kalle Vahlman, zuh at iki.fi
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