[webkit-dev] Version control survey results

Adam Roben aroben at webkit.org
Mon Feb 18 05:58:26 PST 2013

> (For current svn users I assume using svn would become effectively impossible; the only tool I could find to do this is server-side and essentially maintains git and svn repositories in parallel.)

FYI, any Git repository on GitHub also functions as a Subversion repository:

$ svn checkout https://github.com/WebKit/webkit/trunk WebKit
A    WebKit/.dir-locals.el
A    WebKit/.gitattributes
A    WebKit/.gitignore
A    WebKit/.qmake.conf
A    WebKit/CMakeLists.txt
A    WebKit/ChangeLog
A    WebKit/ChangeLog-2012-05-22
A    WebKit/Examples
A    WebKit/Examples/ChangeLog
A    WebKit/Examples/NetscapeCocoaPlugin
A    WebKit/Examples/NetscapeCocoaPlugin/English.lproj
A    WebKit/Examples/NetscapeCocoaPlugin/English.lproj/InfoPlist.strings
A    WebKit/Examples/NetscapeCocoaPlugin/Info.plist
A    WebKit/Examples/NetscapeCocoaPlugin/MenuHandler.h
A    WebKit/Examples/NetscapeCocoaPlugin/MenuHandler.m

You can even use Subversion branches to create pull requests on GitHub
(though I don't know what the performance would be like for a
repository as large as WebKit):
GitHub doesn't currently make the Subversion<->Git bridge available
for non-GitHub repositories.

I don't say this to try to convince anyone to switch to Git or GitHub;
I just thought it seemed relevant.


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