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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] RFC: OMPI git mirror on
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-08-20 11:16:56

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.

Jeff Squyres
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