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From Phil Steitz <phil.ste...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Moving to Git...
Date Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:00:28 GMT


On Oct 11, 2013, at 6:37 AM, Torsten Curdt <tcurdt@vafer.org> wrote:

>> There is no proof that more contributors will suddenly appear just
>> because the tool has changed.
> 
> The numbers James brought tell a different story.
> Maybe just a very specific indicator and not scientific - but so is your
> claim that it does not change anything at all.
> 

Question for James - how many new committers did they get?  Random drive by pull requests
won't help us.  We already get more patches than we can evaluate and apply in a timely fashion.
 The key question is will the git move net us new committers. I suspect the answer is yes
but it would be great to hear from others that is the case.

Phil
> 
> 
>> As people noted, a contributor can fairly easily do
>> $ svn co ...
>> ... modify trunk ...
>> $ svn diff > issue.patch
>> 
>> I can hardly see how this 2-steps procedure can be a barrier to new
>> bringing new contributions.
> 
> Maybe for tiny fixes it's that easy - for longer contribution where you
> follow development it's not.
> 
> Anyway - I'll try not to get sucked into this discussion again.
> Just wanted to state that I think it could be a good thing.
> 
> cheers,
> Torsten

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