[sldev] What can we find in branches?

Soft soft at lindenlab.com
Mon Nov 17 09:53:35 PST 2008

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Carlo Wood <carlo at alinoe.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 09:09:13AM -0800, Christian Goetze (CG Linden) wrote:
>> I am in the process of automating the mirroring of our internal svn to
>> the public svn. The current guinea pig branch for this is
>> "opensource-drops". A side effect of this will be to eliminate the
>> numbered branches and have them be continuous logical branches. I hope
>> that the code changes for this will make it into our "trunk" within the
>> next 2 weeks and propagate to the other side branches as they sync up
>> with our trunk.
> Hmm, I wondered this a few times, maybe a good moment to bring this up:
> Why aren't you using git? I'm not a git expert at all, so I can't defend
> the idea very well - but I think it would be a lot better suited for
> the extensive work being done by many parties. It would also be a lot
> easier to "mirror" it. Maybe someone with more experience with git
> can explain the benefits that git would have over svn?

Changing over to distributed version control both internally and
externally is blocked by a few other projects right now. It is on the
roadmap, though.

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