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From Colm O hEigeartaigh <cohei...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Vote] Switch to git for Apache LDAP API 2.0
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:47:41 GMT
+1.

Colm.

On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 11:42 PM, Brian Burch <brian@pingtoo.com> wrote:

> On 08/08/17 00:48, Shawn McKinney wrote:
>
>>
>> On Aug 7, 2017, at 5:31 AM, Brian Burch <brian@pingtoo.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> I am not one to leap into the dark without a plan, so it was very
>>> illuminating to be told why that would not be the case for the Directory
>>> project. I hope your explanation will prove to be interesting to other
>>> readers in the future, especially if they are confronting the same
>>> conversion issues for a different project.
>>>
>>> I am considerably wiser now, and delighted to change my vote...
>>>
>>> +1
>>>
>>
>> Brian,
>>
>> Include me to the list of dinosaurs who’ve been subjected to a long list
>> of SCM systems including, but not limited to, PVCS, ClearCase, StarTeam,
>> CVS, SVN and Mercurial.
>>
>> In the past, my ratings for a particular SCM system would be based on how
>> likely it was to do irreparable damage to my code rather than a propensity
>> to actually boost productivity, for which I’ve always been skeptical.
>>
>
> Yes, although I didn't spell it out, that was my most serious concern. I
> still remember backing out a project conversion from CVS to SVN once I
> realised all the change history had disappeared. I didn't mention it
> because the same concern had already been mentioned with respect to GIT.
>
> Having said that, it’s my observation that git is by far the easiest to
>> work with, and the least likely to do harm when things going wrong.
>>
>
> That is reassuring..
>
> Yes, it can get confusing if you are working with active branches
>> distributed over a large team, but otherwise quite simple to use, and there
>> are plenty of good tutorials around that show the basic usage patterns.
>>
>> I keep a cheat sheet with the half dozen commands I use to manage code
>> bases.  I’ll forward it to you if you’re interested.
>>
>
> Yes please! Once I am familiar and the Directory project has been
> migrated, I could use it to start the wiki page we should have (analogous
> to the current SVN page).
>
> I think I might be tempted to try converting one of my own simple SVN
> projects to GIT. I suppose it is time for me to stop being scared of the
> dark! (Still, I'm glad it will be the advocates, rather than me, who will
> be responsible for migrating this complex collection of sub-projects).
>
> Thanks for your reassurance.
>
> Brian
>
> Best,
>> Shawn
>>
>>
>


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Colm O hEigeartaigh

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