[wp-hackers] Switching from SVN

Thiago Rafael Becker thiago.becker at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 04:37:43 UTC 2010


On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 1:49 AM, Brian Layman <bulk at thecodecave.com> wrote:
> On 12/9/2010 7:03 PM, Otto wrote:
> WordPress and future decisions aside, it really isn't surprising at all that
> you don't fully grok GIT.


I'll throw some extra pointers in the discussion: Google uses git to
manage the Android project, after open sourcing a new release. The web
interface they use for code submission and review (named gerrit[1]) is
really good, and could be used for code review in wordpress.com.

There's also a git UI for windows called tortoise-git[2]; I've been
using it for a little while ago and can't say much about it. It relies
on mingw and msysgit[3], and is reported to be a bit slower than git
on posix systems, but still faster than SVN.

[1] http://code.google.com/p/gerrit/, https://review.source.android.com
[2] http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/
[3] http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/

That's my pro-git opinion. On the other hand, it seems to me, from
what I read about Automattic, that the pushes to production on
wordpress.com are made through SVN. If that's the case, they would
have to make changes to their automation scripts, and this may put
wordpress.com at risk of being out of service for some time, if the
scripts are not rewritten correctly. That's my
pro-don't-change-what's-working statement. If you ask me, I wouldn't
change what's working unless it stops working and git could make a
better solution for the problem.

Hopefully, this will help.


Thiago Rafael Becker

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