[development] howto about git and drupal modules maintain

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Wed Jul 30 16:50:01 UTC 2008

On Jul 30, 2008, at 8:35 AM, Greg Knaddison - GVS wrote:

> Well, there are quite good GUIs for svn (often better than those  
> for CVS).

git can pretend to be a CVS pserver, so I believe you can just use  
all the CVS clients directly and point them at git.

> But we need that and we need someone to take over and really support
> the version control API so that project/project_issue/project_release
> modules can be RCS independent  (see
> http://lists.drupal.org/pipermail/development/2008-July/030453.html
> for a plea for help on this).

That's the heart of the matter.

In addition to someone to adopt, fix, maintain and extend the  
versioncontrol API and the appropriate backend (versioncontrol_git,  
presumably), the other big hurdle here is that someone also needs to  
volunteer to be The Main Support Person(tm) for the 100s (1000s) of  
support questions that are going to be generated as a result of  
moving to a distributed version control system for the Drupal  
developer community.  I'm not taking that job.  Above person also  
gets to rewrite dozens of handbook pages and keep them current/ 
accurate.  You'll probably want to start giving talks at every  
DrupalCon about distributed version control, too. ;)

-Derek (dww)

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