Amusingly enough, this may be a moot discussion anyway, because I tried the SVN features on github per their directions, and they didn't seem to work:
% svn co --depth empty https://github.com/open-mpi/ompi-svn-mirror
Checked out revision 17370.
% cd ompi-svn-mirror/
% svn up trunk
[hang for 5 minutes]
svn: Server sent unexpected return value (405 Not Allowed) in response to REPORT request for '/open-mpi/ompi-svn-mirror/!svn/vcc/default'
On Aug 20, 2012, at 6:15 PM, Ralph Castain wrote:
> We keep having this discussion, and every time the answer is "no - stick with what we currently do". Can we please stop having it over and over again?
> Until someone can point out a problem that (a) needs solving and (b) can only be solved by making a huge change to a DVCS, there is no reason to keep going over this ground.
> On Aug 20, 2012, at 8:16 AM, Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Aug 20, 2012, at 11:10 AM, Nathan Hjelm wrote:
>>>> Unfortunately, we've seen enough pain from git+svn to definitely not want to go that route.
>>> Personally I have had no problems with git svn. In fact every commit I have made in the last 6 months has been with git svn dcommit. Any issues have been user error as I have to push/pull from my cluser tree (which gets out of sync a lot-- can't update it easily from off-site).
>> Keep in mind that that is not what Mike is proposing. :-)
>> github has some cleverness that allows both svn and git clients to the same repository.
>> That being said, I think that this is a pretty large discussion:
>> - do we want to move to a DVCS?
>> - if so, which one: hg or git?
>> - if we move, will IU host it, or will we use Bitbucket / github?
>> - what do we do about a bug tracker?
>> - continue to use Trac?
>> - use the bug tracker on Bitbucket / github?
>> - ...?
>> - who will do all the migration work?
>> - official source code migration
>> - existing open ticket migration
>> - user migration
>> - ...probably some other things I'm not thinking of
>> - who will develop the "best practices" guidelines for use of a DVCS? Examples:
>> - is rebasing before committing encouraged/required/discouraged/...etc.
>> - how do we do version release branches -- different repos, or branches within a repo, or ...?
>> - ...etc.
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