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Re: Moving from svn to git and source forge to github.

From: Dr . Jürgen Sauermann
Subject: Re: Moving from svn to git and source forge to github.
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2019 11:39:56 +0100
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Hi Peter,

since GNU APL is hosted on Savannah, I suppose you can use git already if you want:


git clone https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/apl.git

Regarding myself, I'd rather die before using git. My last employer tried to
make me change from SVN to git (the argument being that I was the last
SVN user in the company) and I decided I'd be better off enjoying my retirement
rather than wasting my time messing with git problems instead of programming.
My obvious aversion against git is based on quite some working experience
with git. Even though I am using SVN since 15 or so years (compared to 3 years
git) , I have in total spent more time on git (-problems) than on SVN (-problems).

Best regards,
Jürgen Sauermann

On 12/22/19 3:15 AM, Peter Teeson wrote:
GNUApl seems to me to be pretty stable at the present time. So I’m wondering what people think about the following:

My sense is that Git is the version control system of choice these days and has pretty much replaced SVN the way it replaced CVS.

There is git-svn module which provides bi-directional maintenance capability. In particular will preserve in git the historical svn commit meta data if desired.

Similarly github has replaced sourceforge for collaborative project repositories.

Been working with both git and github for a couple of years now and wonder how folks feel about moving to them?
IMO I think it would be a good move to future proof the source since I think very few people are learning svn anymore.

Comments?     And yes I’d be willing to take a shot at it. 
Not just out of curiosity  but with the intention of switching for the future proofing reason at some cutoff date.



P.S. Learning the basics of git are not too difficult and there are lots of good tutorials as well as the git book which is freely downloadable.

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