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Re: Moving to git
- From: Ramana Radhakrishnan <ramana dot gcc at googlemail dot com>
- To: Peter Bergner <bergner at vnet dot ibm dot com>
- Cc: Andreas Schwab <schwab at linux-m68k dot org>, Jonathan Wakely <jwakely dot gcc at gmail dot com>, Jason Merrill <jason at redhat dot com>, Jeff Law <law at redhat dot com>, "gcc at gnu dot org" <gcc at gnu dot org>, Jakub Jelinek <jakub at redhat dot com>
- Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:51:36 +0100
- Subject: Re: Moving to git
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On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 4:09 PM, Peter Bergner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-08-21 at 16:09 +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Ramana Radhakrishnan <email@example.com> writes:
>> > On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 11:48 AM, Jonathan Wakely <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >> Teams following a different model could use a separate repo shared by
>> >> those developers, not the gcc.gnu.org one. It's much easier to do that
>> >> with git.
>> > Yes you are right they sure can, but one of the reasons that teams are
>> > doing their development on a feature branch is so that they can obtain
>> > feedback and collaborate with others in the community.
>> It is also much easier for others to pull from foreign repositories with
>> git, so this isn't a severe downside.
> It may be easy for git to pull from foreign repositories, but it may
> be difficult/impossible (policy wise) for some developers from some
> companies to be able to write to foreign repositories. At IBM, we
> cannot host our own source repositories that others can access. We can
> only write to the official source code repositories for the projects
> that we have clearance to work in. We currently have an IBM vendor
> directory where we have our branches. If we move to git (I'm all for
> it), I would hope that those can remain in the official source code
On re-reading this yes, I see your point and I think that's a valid
argument against forcing folks to go and do their own thing for
foreign repositories for such use cases.
> That said, if the GCC project created an "official" side repository
> where branches are stored, we could participate in that.