[QtExtended] Git online

Radek Polak psonek2 at seznam.cz
Thu Apr 23 20:22:11 CEST 2009

Fabio Locati wrote:

> I see :)
> It would be really cool if there would be only one repository with
> different branches :) (and maybe a little bit more clear for the n00bs
> like me ;))

No it wouldnt be very good. That's the reason why Linux kernel uses GIT
and not SVN. Just check this page:


these are all branches for one single project - linux kernel. It's how
GIT works. If there was one central repository then we would need to
agree witch patches can go in and people would break others work. Now
i just see that person XXX fixed problem YYY and i will merge this to
my tree. And if i trust that person i will merge his whole tree.

And with github it's really easy to check what everybody did. Check e.g.


You can see how people are branching your tree and that they do changes.
And you can pull their changes back to your tree. So this is coordinated
effort and it's very different from times when branching meant forking
the project (mainly because of disputes between developers).


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