[oe] Git versus Hg
philipp.zabel at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 10:16:59 CET 2008
On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:53 AM, Philip Balister <philip at balister.org> wrote:
> Given the only serious contenders for possible SCM's for OE appear to be
> git or Hg, I am curious about the expertise level available on this list.
> Basically, let us know if you use git or Hg on a regular basis in a two
> way workflow and consider yourself knowledgeable on sorting out problems
> that crop up.
I have Hg installed since the last round of SCM discussion but never
used it seriously.
My git experience is mainly restricted to porcelain (add commit rebase
I'm using it for kernel work and for a handful of local repositiories
with linear history.
As I'm working under what one could today call serious resource
constraints (laptop w/ one 60GB hdd), git clone --reference and inline
branches are important features to me. And besides catching up with
mainline linux, git-rebase -i gives me the ability to check in every
stupid thought and easily clean up once I'm satisfied, whereas with
monotone I currently have to experiment outside of version control.
What is still unclear to me is how well a shared git repository with
push access for multiple parties is going to work. The mobile-linux
repository on serenity had some kind of permission trouble before we
added the group permission fixup in the post-update hook.
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