[wp-hackers] Switching from SVN

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Sat Dec 11 17:48:11 UTC 2010

I was not writing about technical, but methodology on branching. Subversion
by design of being centralized wants everyone to work on the same Trunk or
branch. You can see this with WordPress.org development, so don't tell me
I'm wrong. I do not see many feature branches and this is what I'm talking
about. The very nature of GIT or decentralized is one which wants you to
work on branches and then merge back into the main. Is this or is this not

I could go into more details, but it has already been described. I think
someone should go through and provide a detailed summary of this thread.
Most of the information is of value and when this comes up in another 6 or 7
months, it would benefit those people to already have a guide of what was
debated. I think I might start it, since it may help me convince people in
the future.

Jacob Santos

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Mike Little <wordpress at zed1.com> wrote:

> On 11 December 2010 15:54, Jacob Santos <wordpress at santosj.name> wrote:
> > ... Whereas with SVN this is a PITA to do and
> > handle, it is a feature that is built into distributed VCS.
> >
> > ... By SVNs very nature it does
> > not want you to branch except for the most extreme situations.
> >
> >
> I don't think I've heard such inaccuracies about Subversion for quite a
> while! Subversion has branching at the very heart of its design like any
> good VCS should. One of the driving forces behind the development of
> Subversion was to address some of the problems with branching in CVS.

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