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From "Gav..." <>
Subject RE: Podling to use native git
Date Fri, 01 Oct 2010 10:09:39 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Florent Guillaume []
> Sent: Friday, 1 October 2010 7:52 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Podling to use native git
> On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 11:40 AM, Toni Menzel <>
> wrote:
> > Its now the question to balance innovation (hence "coolness") and
> > solid, well well known processes.
> > Its also that Subversion is still the king in corporates (well,
> > together with CVS). So you would attract a whole different kind of
> > developers when adopting git.
> FWIW people who use git/mercurial don't use it to be cool or
> innovative, they use it because it has become invaluable to their
> lives and they will never ever go back willingly to svn or even worse
> cvs. For them, git/mercurial *is* a well-known process.

and to others there are another 15 at least to choose from, where does it
stop, do you want infra to support all of them? or just the one *you*

Let's be blunt, Subversion is and will remain the number one canonical
at the ASF. We are looking at the possibilities of what we can do in terms
git and some of us will be having a meeting about it at ApacheCon. If we end
with a 2nd canonical git repo alongside svn sometime in the future then that
good, but it is also in the future, not now. Those that want it now, go

Maybe I should go hack on some Git code and tell them I want them to have a
repo that I can commit to because that is basically what everyone is doing
regarding Git when the ASF has Apache Subversion in house. 
We ARE working towards it but those getting there knickers in a twist about 
wanting it now and we are not with the times, tough.


> Florent
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