Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Notes from Sharkfest '13
From: Marc Petit-Huguenin <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:48:03 -0700
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On 06/20/2013 02:58 PM, Marc Petit-Huguenin wrote:
> On 06/20/2013 02:17 PM, Gerald Combs wrote:
>> The following subjects came up during developer discussions at Sharkfest
>>  this year:
> 
> 
> [...]
> 
>> Git (cue ominous music). I managed to install SubGit (a bidirectional Git
>> ↔ SVN gateway) a few months ago. It seems very nice but I wasn't crazy
>> about the idea of managing our current repository count times two. I
>> think we should just switch over to Git in the near term but I'd like to
>> hear everyone's opinion on this. If you would be severly impacted by
>> moving to Git please respond to the list or let me know privately.
>> Otherwise I'll start planning the switch for later this summer.
> 
>> Moving to Github. Assuming we switch to Git it would be possible to host
>>  the official repository at Github.
> 
>> Advantates: - I'm not sure that an in-house equivalent (e.g. Gerrit plus
>> a private repository) would be better than what Github offers.
> 
> Yes, Gerrit is better than github:
> 
> http://julien.danjou.info/blog/2013/rant-about-github-pull-request-workflow-implementation
>
>  An additional argument for Gerrit which is not in Danjou's rant is that 
> Gerrit's way of doing things helps with bisection:  Because rebasing is a
> PITA in github, pull-requests are fixed (e.g. after a peer review) by
> adding more commits on top of the existing commits, which is bad for
> bisecting, as all the broken commits are still visible in the history.  On
> the other hand Gerrit help having a very clean history, very close to what
> is achieved in the Linux kernel by using git send-email.
> 
> Bonus: The integration with Jenkins for automatic build when a patchset is 
> uploaded for review.
> 

Second bonus:  Gerrit 2.6, which was released yesterday, have a complete
RESTful API.  That was one advantage github had until now (my experience with
github is that at the end, you do most of the work using curl and the RESTful
API).

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Marc Petit-Huguenin
Email: [email protected]
Blog: http://blog.marc.petit-huguenin.org
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