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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [Discussion] Switch to Git?
Date Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:38:41 GMT

> On Sep 14, 2017, at 11:16 AM, Marcus <> wrote:
> Even when I'm not a real developer, please let me add some points:
> IMHO we could switch when
> - ASF Infra can and will support it
> - the CMS (it manages the webpages) is supporting Git
> - the big majority of us is wanting Git
> - it is known how and save that the SVN commit history can be migrated
>  to Git
> PS:
> As Apache project the code has to be at the ASF. I think it's not possible to store it
somewhere else like, e.g., GitHub.

GitBox is being experimented with and there are a few projects that use GitHub with the mirror
being on the Apache side. Infra is not offering this to all. Ask Greg Stein about it.


> Marcus
> Am 14.09.2017 um 19:24 schrieb Peter Kovacs:
>> On 14.09.2017 13:10, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> Can we please switch to using Git instead of Subversion for AOO's source?
>>> I don't know how much justification you want/need. Git is huge nowdays, by
>>> far the most popular VCS worldwide, the one most developers know and IDEs
>>> support ( It
>>> would help us with local branches for testing and experimenting offline,
>>> git bisect for regression testing, it's efficient with large projects, it
>>> would integrate with GitHub better, etc.
>>> What do people think?
>>> Damjan
>> As much as I prefer GIT for Codemaintenance, I think the central REPO should be maintained
by Apache Infra.
>> If Infra can move to git, fine. If they do not support it, it is also fine to me.
>> I am at -1 to have our official REPO on GITHUB or another service provider.
>> And I am not sure if we can not work around the problem to commit to SVN from a GIT
>> Have to check.
>> All the best
>> Peter
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