[kepler-dev] SVN or GIT

Sean Riddle swriddle at gmail.com
Sat May 24 18:34:06 PDT 2008

I agree completely. It seems like the major advantages of Git work  
completely on the client side and separate from any required  

- Sean

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On May 24, 2008, at 6:00 PM, David Welker <david.v.welker at gmail.com>  

> This sounds reasonable to me.
> It seems that going with SVN might be better at this point.
> Where does git shine? It shines in its ability to merge. Most merges
> are trivial, and perfectly easy to do with SVN.
> For those merges that are more complicated (for example, the merging
> of two branches that have been separated by a significant amount of
> time) you can use git-svn. That allows you to use git to merge
> branches stored in SVN repositories.
> Also, it is not to hard to migrate from SVN to git if we decide we
> would like to do this later. For now, I would advocate sticking to
> SVN...
> -David
> On May 24, 2008, at 5:41 PM, Edward A. Lee wrote:
>> At 12:36 PM 5/24/2008, David Welker wrote:
>>> How hard is Git to use from the command line? Would it be
>>> unreasonable
>>> to have people switch to the command line to checkout and commit?
>> I would be opposed to this.
>> In Eclipse, I routinely review checkins in key packages
>> of Ptolemy II.  The diff mechanism of Eclipse is essential
>> for this.  I don't groc command-line diffs...
>> So losing this capability would result in reduced quality
>> in the core of Ptolemy II, since if I can't easily check
>> the checkins, I won't...
>> Edward
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