[wp-hackers] Switching from SVN

Curtis McHale curtis at curtismchale.ca
Fri Dec 10 01:15:03 UTC 2010

Git has an installer on google code. 4 lines to tell git who you are and 
it's setup. It's in apt for Linux and Mysysgit is the Windows version. 
I've used them all and it was pretty easy.

I use Git 90% from the command line. If you're looking for GUI then 
Tower is the best for OS X and Git does come bundled with a GUI.

William Davis wrote:
> How native is git on people's machines? I know SVN is packaged with OS 
> X (I don't know about Windows), but I don't believe Git is. I could 
> definitely see a more complex setup process deterring people from 
> submitting plugins, for example — I know I was pretty confused when I 
> wanted to submit my first plugin a few years back.
> Will
> On Dec 9, 2010, at 7:46 PM, Vid Luther wrote:
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>> I personally don't think switching to git, hg, bzr, tla will change the
>> level of contribution. WP has done very well with an "antiquated, old,
>> slow" subversion.
>> The core team has been cranking out high quality releases fairly well.
>> I'm not sure if all the core developers are on this list, and even if
>> they are, if they don't have any issues, then there's no need to ask
>> them to switch.
>> The switch is not going to be something as simple as using svn-git, it's
>> not a "just type git, instead of svn" change. it's a change in the
>> workflow.. I still believe if we are to do it, we should start small,
>> perhaps with the theme, or akismet, or some plugin..
>> the core team needs to make the decision to switch to Git, Hg, etc..
>> they shouldn't make the switch because someone who may or may not
>> contribute as much (no offense intended to anyone).. we need to work
>> with the core team, not the other way around..
>> Just my $0.02 adjusted for todays inflation.
>> Curtis McHale wrote:
>>> I think Git is a better way but I understand that not everyone will. 
>>> For
>>> some the issue is that they already know SVN (I already know Git so I'm
>>> totally in favour of that).
>>> I think the real question for WP is, would going to another system
>>> increase the participation long term? I'd anticipate that no matter 
>>> what
>>> change happened there would be some drop in participation as people
>>> would decide it's not worth it. But in a year would we have more people
>>> committing b/c of a transition to X.
>>> Mike Schinkel wrote:
>>>> Some of the smartest developers I know locally are huge fans of Git,
>>>> though I have yet to use it.  I have all kind of issues with
>>>> Subversion though so I can easily assume that given my issues with SVN
>>>> and so many other smart people advocating for Git that it must be a
>>>> better way.
>>>> That said, I've heard about Git, Mercurial, Bazaar and maybe one other
>>>> on this thread.  So the question I think might be not "Should we
>>>> switch from SVN" but instead "Which solution should we TO?"  If others
>>>> feel it's appropriate for the list I'd really love to hear discussions
>>>> about the pros and cons of the various alternatives especially as it
>>>> relates to WordPress core and to plugins.
>>>> -Mike
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