[webkit-dev] WebKit Transition to Git
pulkomandy at pulkomandy.tk
Mon Oct 5 07:29:19 PDT 2020
> One thing to take into account is that WebKit's repository is big and
> public GitHub/GitLab prevent creating large repository by default. This
> means it might not be possible for contributors to actually fork
> WebKit's repository on their account and then create a pull request
> (which is the standard way IIUC). Instead, we would probably end up
> doing like web-platform-tests and give contributors the permission to
> create branches to the WebKit account and make Pull Request to the
> master branch. Probably, we should forbid people to commit to the master
> branch directly (I think someone broke WPT's master branch that way last
> Similarly, public GitHub/GitLab prevent very large files by default.
> Hopefully, this does not happen in WebKit (we should definitely add a
> hook to prevent someone to land a big file) but for example that mistake
> happened in Chromium last year (
> ) and this broke the sync of their GitHub mirror.
There is already a mirror of the existing WebKit repository on Github, and there are
about 2000 forks of it already . At least the Haiku version of WebKit is maintained this
way, and had no problems with Github so far. So this shouldn't be a problem?
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