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From Torsten Curdt <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Moving to Git...
Date Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:35:03 GMT
> Maybe for tiny fixes it's that easy - for longer contribution where you
>> follow development it's not.
> How often does that happen (within Commons)?

Not often enough because then we would have more people working on commons

> How often will a new contributor embark in a long rewrite? [And if he
> does, how many more newbie "mistakes" will the reviewers need to signal
> and correct?]

It's now about a re-write. It's about maintaining local changes until they
go upstream.
What do you do? Maintain a diff file until then?

In Commons Math, I don't remember an issue because of using Subversion.
> [And I don't deny that Git is very probably better. But do we really
> need the power? If not, I'd prefer not to be _obliged_ to learn it right
> now in order to be able to work on CM, just because of a hypothetical
> miraculous contributor that would be put off by Subversion.]

"learn" might be a bit of an overstatement ;)

If you don't do fancy things there are maybe 6 commands you could write
For someone working on Commons Math I am sure it should not take that much
time get this ;)

>  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.
> A good thing for those who know how to use Git. Not so good for me.

See above. I bet you are smarter than you are lazy to make it a non-issue :)


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