- From: Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>
- To: Mikael Hallendal <micke imendio com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: DVCS
- Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:23:05 -0400
On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 18:55 +0100, Mikael Hallendal wrote:
> I can't really see us coming to a consensus on this topic. Even after
> a vote we would have people continuing to use Bazaar if Git win and
> vice verse. GNOME is by nature a distributed project with a lot of sub
> modules, maintainers and thus preferences.
> I personally think our time and energy would be better spent on
> finding ways to manage GNOME development with this diversity of
> version control system (and public repositories).
> Translations is often brought up as a tricky part for this, can we
> handle them in a way where they are agnostic to the VCS system the
> modules happen to be in. I know back in the days when we had Planner
> on Codefactory servers it was a pain as the translation "system" we
> used required the translators to commit directly into the CVS/SVN
> Can we come up with a better way of handling this?
I think the question is "how big do we want to the barrier to entry to
be?". How many version control systems do you have to learn to
contribute to GNOME?
Sure, the open source community has already created a huge problem for
itself in this area, but if we can't make a decision within GNOME, and
actively contribute to the disaster, that's incredibly sad.
I'm confident we can come up with the sysadmin mojo to support whatever
decision we make.
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