[webkit-dev] Moving to Git

Philippe Normand philn at igalia.com
Wed Feb 20 10:02:16 PST 2019

On Wed, 2019-02-20 at 09:40 -0800, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 8:28 AM Bug Tracker <
> bug.tracking.account at protonmail.com> wrote:
> > I was curious about the status of the proposal for migrating from
> > SVN to Git (https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/Moving%20to%20Git).
> > 
> > The relevant page on the Trac wiki hasn't been updated for over 5
> > years and since then Git has become much more popular (the de facto
> > standard for new projects, more or less), while:
> > SVN support is diminishing (e.g. in Xcode).
> > Git support on Windows is much better than 5 years ago.
> > It's difficult to find free robust SVN clients / UIs, unlike the
> > plethora of options available for Git.
> > Most young and relatively new developers (with less than 10 years
> > of experience, like myself) are much more comfortable with Git and
> > maybe have not even used SVN before, so moving to Git could
> > encourage more users and contributors.
> > 
> > Is there any progress in this direction?
> > 
> No progress has been made as far as I can tell. Every other year or
> so, this topic comes up on webkit-dev, and the outcome is always the
> same.
> We need a monotonically increasing revision number to track down perf
> regressions, etc... yet nobody has put the time & effort to create a
> solution with Git. 

Quoting the wiki page linked above:

Some previously svn projects have worked around this. For example,
Haiku uses automatic linear tags on each push. 


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