[oi-dev] Git as a version control system for new OI projects
alexey.zaytsev at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 00:54:26 UTC 2011
On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 04:06, Ken Gunderson <kgunders at teamcool.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-06-23 at 01:49 +0200, Jesus Cea wrote:
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>> On 22/06/11 22:28, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> > On 06/22/11 12:04 PM, Jesus Cea wrote:
>> >> Do you have hard data to support your comment that GIT is more used that
>> >> HG?. Moreover, in our arena? (OS development, distro creation).
>> > The lead is clearer in the OS develoepment & distro creation arena - the
>> > Linux kernel and Android fork of it, and the fedora & debian distros all
>> > use git, I don't know of any major OS other than OpenSolaris that adopted
>> > hg for the core OS development.
>> I know I should phrase my arguments more carefully... Lets say that I
>> don't expect that many hackers working on Linux are going to migrate to
>> OpenIndiana/Illumos just because we change to GIT.
>> Anyway, as Garret has said, this is a religious debate. If nobody can
>> prove than migrating to GIT would improve "something", the Status-Quo
>> must/should prevail.
> Given that OS development was on Hg, I'd be very interested in Joyent's
> arguments/reasons for choosing git. As I think it's safe to assume that
> decision was not undertaken lightly, and that Git likely scratched an
> itch that Hg would/could not, such analysis could be quite illuminating
> regarding Hg's shortcomings.
We would need their comments on this of course, but sometimes the
reason is really hard to explain.
Like, could you give me a "technical reason", to choose between  and ?
Sometimes it's easier to say that it just "feels better", and you need
to try both to feel the difference.
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