[vlc-devel] Switching to git

Daniel Klíma danklima at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 11:03:43 CET 2008


2008/2/16, Rémi Denis-Courmont <rdenis at simphalempin.com>:
> Le Saturday 16 February 2008 22:48:29 Mark Moriarty, vous avez écrit :
> > 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?
> I am willing to ignore people who are not bothering to install mingw32 on
> Ubuntu, despite of repeated advices against using Cygwin, countless Cygwin
> breakages, horrible performance yield, and wasted time working around the
> build system.
> But this is a theoretical issue, as... if you are sufficiently masochist that
> you can build VLC with Cygwin, you can use git on Cygwin as well.
> We have several things that needs branching/merging, including dionoea's work
> on chroma, SoC if we do it again, the RTP demux work that I keep committing
> by accident, and all the stuff that we could do but don't...
> In any case, there is very strong support for git among the active
> *committers*. We're still going to have the source snapshots, and probably
> are going to have some CVS and/or SVN export read-only.

If you go really git-way,then could you please have SVN
export?TortoisSVN is able to get log w/o browser,TortoisCVS is
pointing only to WWW for logs.(At least until there si TortoisGit :-)

<OT>And learning curve with Linux is so far too step and time
consuming.No free time for that.</OT>


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