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Re: Problem in GIT mirror (was Re: pgsql: Fix all theserver-side SIGQUIT handlers ...)

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Subject: Re: Problem in GIT mirror (was Re: pgsql: Fix all theserver-side SIGQUIT handlers ...)
Date: 2009-05-17 18:15:40
Message-ID: 20090517181540.GD8486@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:

> Problem:
> 	cvs-to-git mirror is buggy
> 
> Proposed solution:
> 	install git and git-to-cvs emulator
> 
> We should assume this will be less buggy?

Well, actually yes -- the git-to-cvs mechanism is integrated in Git,
whereas the cvs-to-git mirror is a rather unsupported hack.

http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-cvsserver.html

Something you will definitively not like about Git is that we will lose
the $PostgreSQL$ expansion stuff -- and there's no equivalent
functionality AFAIK.

> Oh, and the first case is not project-critical infrastructure but the
> second will be.

Git has been used by the Linux developers long enough that it's easy to
have confidence that it will serve us fine.

-- 
Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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