2012.12.19 17:02 "[Tiff] CVS server unreachable?", by Tom Lane

2012.12.27 05:33 "Re: [Tiff] CVS server unreachable?", by Edward Lam


On Wed, December 19, 2012 17:02, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

Despite non-trivial dislike for git, I would not be adverse to migrating libtiff to github for ease of collaboration. I imagine we would be able to preserve the CVS history, but I imagine we would start the bug database over again with the old bugzilla left around in read-only mode.

I think moving to github would be an excellent idea! I do not think it is a requirement to start the bug database again. While it might be nice, I don't see a compelling reason to do so. IMHO, the downsides of restarting the bug database far outweigh the advantages.

I hated mercurial when I once used it, and it has limited mind share so I'm hesitant to aim for it.

Personally, I love Mercurial as someone who comes from the rcs -> cvs -> svn lineage while git, I've learned to like it due to its current popularity. It's not so bad once you've gotten over it's arcane command options (which can be made somewhat bearable via git alias).

There also seems to be a workaround to use Mercurial with github as well although I haven't tried it: http://hg-git.github.com

So yes, +1 github.

Best Regards,


PS. I've never heard of Fossil until now either (+1 obscurity :).

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Bob Friesenhahn <bfriesen@simple.dallas.tx.us> wrote:

What I wanted to say, however, is that there really is a need for a backup. There are plenty of ways to accomplish that. Losing the repository history would be very sad.

There is almost certainly a backup but it is done by the same organization. The organization has been highly reliable over the years but it would be useful to have independent backups as well (e.g. via rsync) in case something bad happens to the organization.

An additional value offered by Hg or Git is that organizations can manage their private changes to libtiff using the same tool. It would not be necessary to copy libtiff files into some other version control system in order to version control local changes to libtiff.

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