[vlc-devel] Switching to git

Mark Moriarty mfmbusiness at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 16 21:48:29 CET 2008

Question -- 
Does git actually work in a Windows (Cygwin) environment?
I've seen negative things.

>From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_(software)

"Examples of projects that have publicly ruled out any use of Git, due to
Git's poor support of Windows, include Mozilla[54] and Ruby.[55]" 

I know that you Linux folks do the majority of the heavy lifting, the vast
majority, but do you really want to actively push away Windows people?

-----Original Message-----
From: vlc-devel-bounces at videolan.org [mailto:vlc-devel-bounces at videolan.org]
On Behalf Of Jean-Paul Saman
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 3:25 PM
To: Mailing list for VLC media player developers
Subject: Re: [vlc-devel] Switching to git

Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le Saturday 16 February 2008 22:07:42 Jean-Paul Saman, vous avez écrit :
>> Are you sure we need a 2-way connection.
> Indeed, I think we don't want it in any case; it's bound to suck. We 
> can keep read-only export as we did (still do?) for CVS.
>> It is possible to import the
>> entire history with git-svnimport, which is IMHO the way to go if we 
>> are going to switch to git entirely.
> git-svn can do one-shot imports as well.
>> git-svn is only developed for a single developer to keep his projects 
>> in sync with a subversion archive more easily. It is not intended to 
>> be shared amongst multiple developers.
> I think the proposal consists of ditching svn, and hence ditching 
> git-svn too (which some devs are using currently), and go to "native" git.
As said before I am all for it.

Jean-Paul Saman.
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