[Mongrel] Go ahead and use Git
luislavena at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 12:27:51 EDT 2008
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Zed A. Shaw <zedshaw at zedshaw.com> wrote:
> I heard a rumor that there's some FUD going around I won't let people
> on the Mongrel project use Git. Subversion blows, so go ahead and use
> Git if it makes people happy.
Blame me, I used your comment as reference dealing with the repository
code for One-Click Ruby Installer project.
We have discussed that on our devel list here  and .
But I never said that you don't let us, just said that you don't want
the svn repo moved into a closed source hosting facility/location.
> I actually never said you can't use Git. My objection previously was
> that Evan wanted to move the Subversion repository onto his own
> computers and off of RubyForge. This would have meant that Evan was in
> total control of the source, and while I trust him, it would have made
> people not trust the project. Mongrel has to be housed in a neutral
> location so that people can get at it no matter what disputes the team
> might have, and outside of any corporate or special interests.
> RubyForge is the only place that I (and others) trust, so keep there
> there. Outside of that, do as you want.
I keep a bzr clone of mongrel repository here, and even the latest
changes I made into stable are pushed thanks to bzr-svn integration.
> That's all. Now that RubyForge supports Git you can go to town on it
> and rock on.
> Oh, one thing to consider though is that Windows developers are screwed
> if you use Git. You would probably have to find a way to mirror in svn
> or get it working on windows. Consult with Luis about this since he
> knows more.
I've been contributing back to DataMapper and a bit to rubinius using
Git, so far, the msysGit team did a great work providing something
that "just works", have a few glitches, like svn did, but on average,
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from
the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent
disinclination to do so.
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