Linked by Rahul on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 10:41 UTC
Gnome Git has increasingly become the standard distributed source code management tool for free and open source software projects with the likes of Xorg, Samba, WINE, Perl and Ruby on Rails using it already. GNOME has now joined the Git bandwagon. A survey among GNOME contributors showed Git to be by far the most popular choice. Developers Behdad Esfahbod, Kristian Høgsberg, Owen Taylor, and Federico MenaQuintero and a number of volunteers formed a team and have helped migrate all the GNOME projects to Git. They have published the details of the migration.
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Nice new front end?
by Gent on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 11:01 UTC
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2006-12-31

Perhaps now we'll get a nice new Gnome/GTK2 frontend to git. I think I tried every front end out there, and although they were all lacking, only QT offerings were even considerably usable.

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RE: Nice new front end?
by Rahul on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 11:26 UTC in reply to "Nice new front end?"
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2005-07-06

Throwing away existing work and rewriting the same thing over and over again is not very useful. Try

http://live.gnome.org/giggle

File request for enhancements if necessary.

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Android and a Git wrapper app
by Eugenia on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 13:03 UTC
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2005-06-28

Google's Android uses Git too and you can find on their open source site a wrapper around Git that simplifies the complex projects' commits. The Gnome project might find it useful exactly because it has many smaller projects too in it, like Android. It is called "repo".
http://source.android.com/download/using-repo

Edited 2009-03-23 13:04 UTC

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totally makes sense
by google_ninja on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 13:20 UTC
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2006-02-05

ESPECIALLY for open source projects, it makes no sense to use svn anymore. The question nowadays for what to use for SCM shouldn't be svn or a DCVS, it should be mercurial or git.

As linus said in his famous talk, if you dont like git you are ugly and stupid.

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RE: totally makes sense
by eantoranz on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 13:29 UTC in reply to "totally makes sense"
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2005-12-18

...or bzr. I have to make some benchmarks. I know it was veeeeery slow compared with mercurial or git (especially the later)... but who knows who the "fight" is going these days.

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RE[2]: totally makes sense
by Beta on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 13:43 UTC in reply to "RE: totally makes sense"
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2005-07-06

...or bzr. I have to make some benchmarks. I know it was veeeeery slow compared with mercurial or git (especially the later)... but who knows who the "fight" is going these days.


Frack bzr, what projects use it that haven’t been forced to when moving to launchpad?
Unless Canonical see that git has become the defacto dvcs for projects, we’re going to have a them and us approach to Linux development.

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RE[3]: totally makes sense
by Tomasz Dominikowski on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 13:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: totally makes sense"
Tomasz Dominikowski Member since:
2005-08-08

Who forced to move launchpad in the first place?

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RE[4]: totally makes sense
by Beta on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 14:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: totally makes sense"
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2005-07-06

No one of course - except that you’re required to use bzr if you want code hosted there.

Know of any other bzr hosters like github/gitorious?

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RE[5]: totally makes sense
by eantoranz on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: totally makes sense"
eantoranz Member since:
2005-12-18

Well.... I know from the newsletter I got from sf that they will add bzr support (and git as well... if I'm not wrong).

Anyway.. plugins can make up the "glue" if a project is not using bzr yet you want to use it.... so I don't think it's such a hurdle anyway.

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RE[5]: totally makes sense
by kiddo on Tue 24th Mar 2009 02:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: totally makes sense"
kiddo Member since:
2005-07-23

Know of any other bzr hosters like github/gitorious?


Anyone with an apache/lighttpd/whatever server. You can bzr pull from anywhere through http, Bzr code hosting doesn't require anything else than SSH or a regular web server. (and if you want to be fancy, I guess you can slap Loggerhead on it)

Now, probably that git and mercurial can do this too. I just thought I'd mention that this whole idea of needing launchpad/sourceforge/google code/savannah/github to actually host your project's code seems moot to me. In my case, I simply push my stuff in http://code.ecchi.ca and anyone can pull from it. Just my 2¢.

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RE[2]: totally makes sense
by kfogel on Tue 24th Mar 2009 16:16 UTC in reply to "RE: totally makes sense"
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2009-03-24

Bzr is quite a bit faster these days than before; try the most recent version (http://bazaar-vcs.org).

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Great to see...
by obsidian on Tue 24th Mar 2009 01:20 UTC
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2007-05-12

Really good to see this happen! I'm sold on Git myself, and that increasingly seems to be the view of many projects too. Its simplicity and power are finding favour with an increasing number of users.

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