[development] A Git mirror for Drupal CVS

Narayan Newton nnewton at osuosl.org
Tue Feb 26 19:07:53 UTC 2008

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 11:16:08AM +0100, Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
> Larry Garfield schrieb:
> > On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:44:56 -0500, Earnie Boyd <earnie at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> >> Quoting Liam McDermott <liam at intermedia-online.com>:
> >>
> >>> Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
> >>>> What we coud do (as long as the relevant backend for the project module
> >>>> exists) is to move core development to git. There we are free of social
> >>>> reasons.
> >>> This sounds like an excellent idea! The only problem is having to
> >>> maintain two seperate version control systems at the same time. On a
> >>> related point: if this works for core, would it not make sense to
> >>> allow contrib maintainers the option to use Git instead of CVS?
> >>>
> >>> Make Git optional and contrib maintainers can move over at their own
> >>> speed. If/when a Windows GUI client becomes available for example. It
> >>> would also be interesting to see how many people stick with CVS, if
> >>> nearly everyone switches their modules/themes to Git, CVS could be
> >>> deprecated pretty quickly.
> >>>
> >>> Just throwing some ideas around. Sorry if this has all been said before.
> >> :)
> >> Nice idea.  Now all that is left is the work to help Derek with making
> >> the transition for the project module.
> > 
> > Except for those people who do checkout anonymously from core for various reasons and don't want to have to deal with yet another RCS with completely different semantics...
> > 
> > *raises hand*
> Well, there could be a read-only cvs (or svn) mirror of core... :p
> Cheers,
> 	Gerhard

Ya, we could use the git-cvsserver to still have anon-cvs access for core.

Narayan Newton
Database Administrator
OSU Open Source Lab
GA Member Drupal Association
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