[RFC] When to switch to git

Wolfgang Spraul wolfgang at openmoko.com
Mon May 12 13:18:54 CEST 2008

from my perspective: as soon as possible.
One less tool for people to learn.
A switch like this has _potentially_ unlimited side-effects. So as  
soon as  you start thinking about the risk of delaying software  
releases that's just another way of saying you will never switch.
I would switch as fast as is technically possible.

On May 12, 2008, at 4:20 PM, Graeme Gregory wrote:

> Ok, this has been talked about internally for a while and the decision
> has been made by majority that OM repo should change to GIT.
> The only thing left to organise is the timetable of this event. We  
> need
> to make sure that we can do it and iron out the wrinkles without
> delaying any vital software releases.
> One thing I would like to say is I think this is seperate issue from  
> any
> SCM switch that is currently discussed on OE lists. We would not be
> the first vendor to keep our local OE tree in a different SCM than
> upstream as Poky Linux already does this.
> I also think that compared to OE OMs usecase is a lot more limited. We
> currently only have 4-5 keys enabled for write to our repo. And all  
> keys
> are employees. So we dont have the problems OE has with traceability.
> Anyway guys please comment, I would like to get this timetabled ASAP.
> Graeme

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