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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Moving beyond arm waving?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-02 15:23:00

At Wed, 02 Feb 2011 09:30:28 -0800,
Steven Watanabe wrote:
> On 2/2/2011 7:44 AM, Beman Dawes wrote:
> > To move discussion of Git beyond the arm waving stage, I'd like to
> > suggest several concrete steps:
> >
> > * Use the tag "[git]" to identify list postings discussing integration
> > of Git into Boost daily life. If that gets unwieldy, we can start a
> > separate mailing list.
> >
> > * Start building documentation, with a lot of the initial effort going
> > into rationale and "how to do it". To that end, I've started to
> > populate a "Git" hierarchy on the Trac wiki:
> > Please contribute!
> >
> The advantages look like a good start. I'd like
> to add:
> Con:
> * The migration itself will cause a certain amount of disruption
> (transient)
> * Those who just don't care will have to learn a new tool
> (transient, subjective).
> * Links to svn will be broken. Trac and svn are currently
> heavily cross-linked. If someone has a way to avoid this
> problem, I'd be more than happy to withdraw it. (long-term).

John's modularization project maintains a complete correspondence of
Git and SVN commits, so mapping those should be no problem.

> (I'd just put this up, but I wanted to post here first
> to make sure that I'm not just missing something and
> that they're expressed in a fair way.)

Thank you, I think that's totally fair.

Dave Abrahams
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