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Subject: Re: Some random gsoc2008 thoughts

Re: Some random gsoc2008 thoughts

From: Simon M. <simon.me_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 21:36:46 +0100

> why git? While git has its strong parts I don't think we should try to
> get the students use git. Some people feel quite uncomfortable with
> the way git works. As long as the repository is public and the
> software is OSS I really don't see a reason why we should limit the
> student. IMO it would even be acceptable if the student doesn't use a
> public repository but publishes code regularly (like twice a week). Of
> course a public SCM would be way better and we should strongly advise
> them to do so.

git as an example of a distributed VCS. I wouldn't limit students to
git, if they want to use bzr, hg, etc or their own subversion server
that would be equally good as long as the student and the mentors are
able to use it. I just chose git because of its good integration with
svn and NicoP used it last year for his SoC work.

I agree with you, I wouldn't enforce it, just strongly recommend using a VCS.
Received on 2008-03-20


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