[development] howto about git and drupal modules maintain

Sam Boyer drupal at samboyer.org
Thu Jul 31 03:09:56 UTC 2008

So my initial note was cryptic and very badly written. My apologies.
Here's the point:

I've taken over Version Control API from Jakob. I hope to start work
with it shortly before Szeged.


On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 21:44 -0500, Sam Boyer wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 09:35 -0600, Greg Knaddison - GVS wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Konstantin Käfer <kkaefer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> The gist is: As long as there are no suitable GUIs for dummies there is
> > >> no point in moving away from CVS.
> > 
> > Well, there are quite good GUIs for svn (often better than those for CVS).
> > 
> > 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).
> > 
> Sorry, jpetso and I never actually did announce over this list, as I
> immediately took the conversation to one-on-one emails; I imagine the
> only reason he hasn't responded already is because he's currently on
> vacation. 
> I offered to take over Version Control API, as well as the rcs-specific
> extension modules that jpetso was maintainer of (cvs and svn), as long
> as there wasn't somebody else hot to trot on it. I haven't talked to the
> maintainers of the hg (ezyang) and git (boombatower) extension modules,
> but if need be I may step up for those as well once things have moved
> forward with the API itself. He provided me with a quick-but-effective
> brain dump about the whole deal prior to his departure, and I've now got
> quite a lot of information to go on. I don't anticipate that I'll have
> time to  really crack down to it for at least a few weeks, but I am
> hoping to dig in before Szeged.
> > > And: CVS working copies can be checked into an SVN repository without any
> > > problems.
> > 
> > I'm not sure where you were heading with this - perhaps that using CVS
> > for the project makes it easy for all us developers who prefer SVN
> > because we can include CVS into SVN.  However, SVN working copies can
> > be "checked into" SVN as well - see external/vendor branches.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Greg
> > 

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