[oi-dev] Git as a version control system for new OI projects
aszeszo at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 14:46:04 UTC 2011
I would like to ask about your opinions on using Git for new OI
projects. We've been using Mercurial exclusively so far mainly because
most of the upstream repositories were using it. There is no reason for
us to stick with it for new projects though in my opinion.
Using Git for new projects will enable Git and Mercurial users to work
on the same repository without too much effort. Mercurial users, after
enabling hg-git extension , will be able to use Git repository in the
same way as normal Mercurial repo, for example:
$ hg clone git://github.com/joyent/illumos-live.git
destination directory: illumos-live
Counting objects: 115, done.
Compressing objects: 100% (85/85), done.
Total 115 (delta 13), reused 115 (delta 13)
importing git objects into hg
updating to branch default
92 files updated, 0 files merged, 0 files removed, 0 files unresolved
Letting developers to choose their vcs frontend is one nice thing. Git's
lightweight branches and the way they work are also very appealing.
Also, more people are familiar with Git than with Mercurial so new
developers may find it easier to get started with the project if its
source is managed using Git.
Let us know what you think.
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