[Mono-dev] Why GIT?

Teravus Ovares teravus at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 15:09:33 EDT 2010

Going the Git route, I'd suggest you set up a github account and have
a github mirror.   Git is...   complicated.    And, while, advanced
developers can appreciate the things that make it nice.  Beginner
developers see it as a huge hurdle to get over to contribute.  One of
the things that helps with Git transitions is advanced tools such as
GitHub.   The other thing that helps is 'how to do x' for people used
to subversion.    Even with all of this in place, you're still
probably going to see a decrease in contributions from the individual
in the community.  You may see more organizations contributing though
if most of your contributions comes from organizations since it's
easier to merge.



On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 1:26 AM, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com> wrote:
> Hello Amir,
>> I was wondering if you can elaborate on why/how you chose GIT for future
>> source control of Mono? With a lot of options out there, I'm just wanting a
>> peek at some of your or the Mono team's thoughts when evaluating other VCS.
>> Maybe a post on your blog is due :)
> I am afraid I do not have a great answer to that question.
> It was mostly inertia from the rest of the team.   I do not mind subversion
> myself and find it very simple to use.   But some members in the team have
> started using svn2git and keeping their own repositories around, so we kind
> of gravitated there.
> Miguel.
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