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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] [PATCH] osc: add -c flag to check package out to current diretory
  • From: Brandon Philips <brandon@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:48:32 -0700
  • Message-id: <20090416174832.GB3992@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Oops, I seemed to have been dropped from CC- thus the long delay in
replying.

On 17:47 Mon 30 Mar 2009, Peter Poeml wrote:
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 01:38:42PM -0700, Brandon Philips wrote:
Any thoughts on why we don't move to git? If a community member wanted
to interact it seems like giving them SVN access would be a bottle neck.

Just a thought.

How would that work, or avoid human bottlenecks?

The human bottle neck was getting me commit rights- the code was already
written.

Since git is distributed I could have made my patch commit to a private
repo and you could have pushed my change into the "mainline" repo
without giving me commit rights to the mainline repo. It would have
saved the longish process of getting me commit rights.

I don't really understand how a switch to git (which would cost us
quite some effort I assume) would enable you to get changes into
mainline easier.

Looking at it longer term that means you can have community members
contributing code to the buildservice without having to copy around
patches or hand out commit rights.

I can't imagine moving the buildservice from SVN to git would be a lot
of effort. I am sure most of the developers are already familiar since a
lot of the Ruby on Rails community is uses git.

Cheers,

Brandon
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