Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Informal poll, change to git?
Re: Informal poll, change to git?
From: Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 17:55:14 +1000
this is the online poll results, mostly mimiks this thread.
On 4 June 2011 08:54, Ray Lambert <codemonkey_at_interthingy.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Jun 2011 13:10:03, Paul Louden wrote:
>> Ideally we should start with "what do we want from a version control
>> system?" What role does it serve in our project? How do we intend to
>> use it? What features does it need to have? What features would be
>> nice to add on to those?
> Most of the current DVCSs have a very similar feature set to each other
> and I don't believe that any one of them has any significant unique
> features that make it stand out from the others in any objective measure.
> But the differences between centralized and distributed VCSs are
> significant and will impact the way people work.
> So the first question to ask is if the benefits of a DVCS are desirable to
> this project and enough to justify a change.
> If the answer is YES then discuss which one is best.
> [I fear, however, that any such discussion will devolve quickly into
> shouting (or worse); we've already seen hints of that here. Because of
> this, if the decision is made to move to a DVCS, I would suggest bypassing
> the discussion and going straight to a quick vote. (Unfortunately that
> probably favors git as it's the best known.)]