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Re: Switching from CVS to GIT

From: Christopher Faylor
Subject: Re: Switching from CVS to GIT
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 13:59:43 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-09)

On Sat, Oct 13, 2007 at 12:37:46PM -0400, Paul Smith wrote:
>Hi all;
>I'm considering switching from CVS to another form of SCM.  Currently,
>Savannah supports (in addition to CVS) GNU arch and GIT.  If SVN were
>supported I'd probably go for that, because (a) it has great support for
>alternative OSs like Windows, etc.; and (b) GNU make development is
>currently straightforward enough that the advanced features of GIT
>(advanced merging and peer-to-peer development) aren't critical.
>However, SVN is not an option and I would like some more advanced SCM
>capabilities such as moving/renaming files (I've been putting off some
>code cleanups waiting for this).
>It seems like GIT is where the mindshare is these days, plus a number of
>the other autotools projects have already migrated (or are in the middle
>of migrating) to GIT, so that's what I'd go with.  As with the other
>projects, we'll maintain a read-only CVS mirror of the main GIT archive
>at least for the time being so people can use that to obtain code, the
>same way they do today.  Still, it would be better if people had more
>direct access; I'd be happy to delegate support for Windows (MINGW,
>Cygwin, etc.) and pull those from other GIT repositories if that seems
>I don't really know what the current state-of-the-art is WRT GIT on
>non-POSIX systems, so... please give me your opinions on this change.

git is available for download from the standard Cygwin installation and
it reportedly works fine.

Isn't there a pure MinGW (not msys) version too?


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