A proposed Subversion vision and roadmap
Posted Apr 4, 2010 22:14 UTC (Sun) by fperrin
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Not being a GNOME contributor, I must say that I got only one side of the story, that is, fpeter's one.
The conversion itself was rather painful, but not because of git per se. However, a lot of translators are from countries were Internet access is quite slow ; they used to checkout only the po subdirs of applications, which they can no longer do. Since in the month before each release, translations represent about half the activity of GNOME's SVN repo, that's quite a problem for GNOME.
In addition, while looking for some references, I just found a recent example were patches are not committed because the committer doesn't have a big enough HDD to checkout the entire module. This wouldn't happen if git was able to checkout only the concerned subdir...
NB: I'm not a SVN fanatic; it's just that I want to counter the opinion of the majority in this discussion which seems to be, with a couple of exceptions, that SVN sucks and git is the alpha and the omega. git is good, SVN has flaws, and vice-versa.
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