[botan-devel] Moving to git?

Vojtech Kral vojtech at kral.hk
Wed Jan 2 18:16:59 EST 2013


Just out of curiosity, what is so great about
these alternative DVCSs like fossil or monotone?
I've read numerous comparissons of various (D)VCSs online
and I can't rid myself of feeling that it mostly boils down
to personal preference rather than technical reasons...
~VK


On 2013-01-02 19:58, Phi Hung Nguyen wrote:
> Afaik, fossil/monotone can import/export to git; the difference is
> that fossil have a script (made by fraggod) that uses git as a
> mirror.  (Google fossil to git export and mirroring).
>
> Obviously I am mentioning this to improve the chances of a move to
> fossil ;-)  It is becoming popular, and I too am wary of using only
> github/bitbucket because services come and go.
> On Jan 2, 2013 10:08 AM, "Jack Lloyd" <lloyd at randombit.net> wrote:
>
>> Fossil seems very cool and certainly I would prefer using it to git
>> but it suffers the same issue as monotone (and darcs) of being
>> obscure.
>>
>> It occurs to me that what I really need is not necessarily moving to
>> git entirely but simply ensuring that the changes made in monotone 
>> get
>> automatically pushed to github, and that I can easily pull patches
>> from there. Which would seem to offer the same benefits wrt reducing
>> the extra steps needed to contribute.
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 09:37:18AM -0800, Phi Hung Nguyen wrote:
>> > May I suggest fossil?
>> > On Jan 2, 2013 9:00 AM, "Jack Lloyd" <lloyd at randombit.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > > On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 05:31:49PM +0100, Vojtech Kral wrote:
>> > > > Just dont exprect miracles, I dont think there would be a 
>> sudden
>> > > > and large increase in contributions... Its probably more of a
>> > > > subtle and/or longterm think.
>> > >
>> > > Oh definitely Im not expecting (or wanting, given my lack of 
>> time
>> > > right now) any sudden increase in patches to review. This is 
>> more
>> > > about changing what things are like 3 or 5 years from now.
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