[vlc-devel] Switching to git

Rémi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Sat Feb 16 20:49:02 CET 2008

Le Saturday 16 February 2008 21:28:30 Pierre d'Herbemont, vous avez écrit :
> Basically we have more or less everything ready, that includes Trac:
> http://jones.videolan.org:8000/vlc-git/
> http://git.videolan.org/

IMHO, first, the tree should be re-imported through git-svn with a 
proper --authors-file. I simply don't like to be called 
<courmisch at 087cc15d-e3d4-0310-b314-ee4ba9120b5d>.

Another thing that I am confused about is, git push, both technically, 
and "politically". As much as I prefer git to SVN, I respectfully completely 
disagree with Linus Torvalds' stated opinion that git removes the "commit bit 
politics". There are two ways to "commit" with git. Either we have git push, 
i.e. commit bit, all like SVN and CVS. Or we have an omnipotent maintainer to 
merge patches to the "official" tree as with the Linux kernel.

(And third, we'll need to write a GIT for SVN users howto, but that's obvious)


Rémi Denis-Courmont
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