Pull requests with signed tags
Posted Dec 25, 2011 19:05 UTC (Sun) by jnareb
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Probably no accident. As I recall, Monotone was the existing FOSS distributed version control system that was closest to what Linus was looking for, post-BK. Only reason they didn't go with it was performance. Featurewise, it was what they wanted.
So, if they implement Monotoneish features in Git, it only makes sense.
From what I remember the performace thing was a temporary setback (a regression), which unfortunately hit at the time Linus was examining existing OSS DVCS for Linux kernel after BitKeeper fiasco...
...but from what I remember (check GitHistory page on Git Wiki - it is up, but not yet 100% working correctly) that Linus didn't like Monotone signing of all commits; that is why in Git only tags, and now merges / merge sides are signed.
P.S. When IPsec was asking on git mailing list if it would be possible to sign every commit, they were pointed to Monotone instead ;-)
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