[OpenAFS-announce] Change of version control system
Thu, 9 Jul 2009 20:21:18 +0100
After a long time talking about it, and a lot of development work, I'm
happy to announce that we have now completed the migration of our
version control system from CVS to git.
If you are a user, then this won't affect you beyond the fact that our
development process will be more streamlined, and so hopefully we can
get things to you quicker, and in better shape.
If you are a developer, then there are major changes both in tools,
and in workflow, involved. Whilst our CVS repository won't be going
away in the immediate future (so you can still 'cvs diff' your old
sandboxes), no new commits will be made in CVS. All new development
should be based on the source tree in git, which can be fetched and
managed through the git toolset.
We are also instituting a new code review process. Before hitting the
source tree, all changes will go through Gerrit. Gerrit is a code
review application from Google which is extensively used by their
Android project. It provides a web based mechanism for managing patch
submission, and permits anyone to view and comment upon those patches
before they enter the source tree. Our review process is informal -
there are no hard and fast rules on what reviews a patch needs before
it can be committed, but from now on gerrit, rather than RT, will be
the place where these reviews occur.
An introductory document on git, gerrit, and our proposed new workflow
is available from:
Our git repository is http://git.openafs.org
Gerrit is available from http://gerrit.openafs.org
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