[wp-hackers] WP.org plugin repository - multiple users
elfin at elfden.co.uk
Sun Aug 22 10:46:06 UTC 2010
On 22/08/2010 10:24, Lox wrote:
>> > Collaborative development works exceptionally well with subversion - yes
>> > git /may/ have some stuff which makes certain scenarios easier for certain
>> > people but it is not the best revision control system by a long stretch and
>> > has a much higher barrier to entry that subversion does for new developers.
> It is much better with github and forks. I experienced many time the
> difference on contributing on a github project and a WP.org one... It is
> huge and github projects are progressing faster because it is really easy to
> anyone to contribute. Saying the opposite is a non sense.
I've been through this before when moving from CVS to Subversion. I
had to learn command line CVS initially before a decent working
windows GUI came about, and still hated it even then.
Without the tortoise shell for subversion on windows I wouldn't be
using the plugin repository.
> And if you say git is difficult to learn means u don't know about it. I have
> been able to learn it in half a day and the documentation around it is well
Not everyone will learn as fast. It took me 2 years to get to know CVS
well enough to do anything more than basic stuff. Because most of the
time I only ever needed the basics - every time I wanted to do
anything else I had to wade through a ton of documentation to find out
how to do things.
To this day I have only ever created one patch.
> SO many big famous projects use it with success (linux kernel ...........)
You're touting that as a success? unless you are pretty tech savvy
then wading through anything linux wise is a complete and utter
nightmare. Not everyone comes from a linux background.
Plus what is right for one group of people may be totally wrong for
I recently dropped out of another project because they moved to git,
no way will I try and use both. In fact I would rather remove my
plugins from the repository if it ever changes to git - I dare say I
won't be the only one.
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