Go ahead and use Git

Hey,

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.

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.

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.


Zed A. Shaw

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Zed A. Shaw [email protected]
wrote:

Hey,

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 [1] and [2].

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 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,
is good.

[1]
http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/rubyinstaller-devel/2008-April/000302.html
[2]
http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/rubyinstaller-devel/2008-April/000306.html

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