RFC: migrating to git

Chris Dornan chris at chrisdornan.com
Mon Jan 10 17:33:56 CET 2011

As everyone has been saying, the primary issue is the workflow of the main contributors and the cost of the transition.


However, I made the transition to Git and GitHub earlier this year and that initial investment has been repaid handsomely (it’s the first system I have felt truly comfortable with).


I suspect a transition to Git would work out well in the long run and make the GHC sources more accessible.




From: glasgow-haskell-users-bounces at haskell.org [mailto:glasgow-haskell-users-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Peebles
Sent: 10 January 2011 15:40
To: Simon Marlow
Cc: GHC CVS list; glasgow-haskell-users at haskell.org
Subject: Re: RFC: migrating to git


I fully support this (especially if it lived on github), but we should probably sort the top contributors to GHC in the past year or so and consider their opinions on the matter in that order :) I certainly would not be on that list. A git(hub)-based workflow would however facilitate any minor contributions I might make (and I'd imagine those of many others).



On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 6:19 AM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> wrote:

It's time to consider again whether we should migrate GHC development from darcs to (probably) git.

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