[petsc-dev] [mpich-discuss] MPICH migration to git

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 08:00:50 CST 2013

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 10:32 PM, "C. Bergström" <cbergstrom at pathscale.com>wrote:

> On 01/10/13 11:23 AM, Barry Smith wrote:
>> On Jan 9, 2013, at 10:19 PM, Dmitry Karpeev<karpeev at mcs.anl.gov>  wrote:
>>  My summary would be that
>>> 1. Git's ui is bad
>>> 2. There is the crappy index thingie
>>> 3.  I don't see how git branches are better than hg bookmarks (again,
>>> the ui is bad).
>>> 4. I still use multiple repos along with branches in git.
>>> 5. I am willing to bet money Satish will use multiple repos, rather than
>>> branches.
>>     Thanks. This is why I want to see Jed and Satish's mapping; I don't
>> want to change to git and then have a gotcha of "but that was easy in hg
>> but is a big fucking pain in git and I have to do it every day".
> Everyone on this list should know this is a bikeshed discussion.  Someone
> should pick something - do the migration and announce it as done if
> possible.  Some people will be disgruntled for a while, workflows may
> change a bit and eventually everything settles down.

We already did that 8 years ago, and it is not changing.


> ---------------------
> +1 git
> ---------------------
> Why
>     github (project visibility, easy to fork, pull requests, features..
> almost all devs I know have github id and few have bitbucket)
>     More people are familiar with and using git than hg at this point
>     it's good enough
> ---------------------
> (I think git has an illogical crap way of doing some things.  I never
> liked and still don't like git, but I've adjusted.)
> /* Apologies for contributing to this bikeshed discussion */
> ./C

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
experiments lead.
-- Norbert Wiener
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