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Subject: Re: Informal poll, change to git?

Re: Informal poll, change to git?

From: Dominik Riebeling <>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 11:43:20 +0200

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Frank Gevaerts <> wrote:
> This selection of questions is actually very symptomatic of why I do
> *not* want to switch to git. Git users seem to be very unwilling to
> accept the mere existence of other similar tools as a rule, and that's
> not something I wish to be associated with.

Wouldn't it be more useful to find out which clients people are
actually using? In case most people use a svn client and are
completely happy with it we should ask the question if there's that
much of a benefit to change. Also, if we decide to switch to any DVCS
it's interesting to see which DVCS people are actually using -- the
more people already using the selected VCS the less people have to
learn new things (and can instead hack on Rockbox), and the more
people are around to answer questions from others. From the
discussions on the Web other projects have gone through I don't think
there's much of a difference between the major DVCS git, hg and bzr.

For myself, I'm using git-svn most of the time and I'm quite happy
with it. While I'm not against changing to any other VCS I don't see
much reason either -- using svn as backend doesn't cause much of a
problem, and I can use svn when I don't have git around (f.e. on
Windows machines)

 - Dominik
Received on 2011-05-31

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