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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-users] Git vs SVN (was: Re: What's happened to Ryppl?)
From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-28 14:05:09

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 11:14 PM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> [moved to developers' list]
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 8:48 AM, Vladimir Prus
> <vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> May I suggest that to keep signal/noise ratio on the list to acceptable
>> level, we don't have a general VC shootout discussion. It will never lead
>> to anything.
> +1, but I don't think anyone intended to do that.
>> Rather, the parties interested in having Boost switch to any
>> version control system that is not SVN should propose a specific plan,
>> including hosting, administration, adjustment of all scripts, new workflows
>> for Boost maintainers and authors of proposed libraries, etc?
>> If would be seriously not funny if 1000 messages later we'll find that
>> git is about to solve every problem on earth, but there's nobody to
>> do *complete* transition and onging maintenance.
> I think what you've just said is an important part of the discussion
> we should be having right here and now.

As a start -- which is still a Work-in-Progress -- I have this: in
the Wiki. Hopefully I can get more feedback on that before I move on.

Basically that document will cover all that you're asking above.

I'd love to hear other people's contribution to the matter -- and if
you want to, you can edit the wiki directly to add your specific
contributions/edits to the stuff already there.


Dean Michael Berris

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