[wp-hackers] Switching from SVN

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Sun Dec 12 05:27:29 UTC 2010

I see that trying to speak to you is similar to talking to a wall. I'm done,
but thanks for playing.

http://codex.wordpress.org/On_Changing_Version_Control if anyone is

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Mike Little <wordpress at zed1.com> wrote:

> On 11 December 2010 17:48, Jacob Santos <wordpress at santosj.name> wrote:
> > 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
> > true?
> >
> Just because the WordPress team don't choose to use the branch and merge
> features of Subversion doesn't mean it *can't* support them.
> Subversion's design does *not* "want everyone to work on the same trunk and
> branch". It seems you are mistaking a centralised repository as being a
> restriction on branches that can be created and worked on.
> I have worked with a lot revision control systems from a home grown one
> (built from DOS batch files and pkzip in 1990), through RCS/MKS, PVCS,
> Visual Source Safe, CVS, CVSNT, Perforce, and Subversion.
> Of those only the first and RCS/MKS did not support branches -- though PVCS
> and VSS had very poor branch support. But with every other system, I have
> *always* created branches for feature development and release support.
> For some of those systems, I have supported development teams on three
> continents across 4 timezones, each with their own multiple branches. I
> have
> managed the version control of projects with up to 10 parallel branches of
> development, again for both release support and for multiple overlapping
> feature development streams.
> It seems you may be mistaken in believing that because Git encourages (and
> makes easier) branch and merge development, that it is the only one that
> supports that. Not so.
> Mike
> --
> Mike Little
> http://zed1.com/
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