RFC: migrating to git

rl at cse.unsw.EDU.AU rl at cse.unsw.EDU.AU
Mon Jan 17 15:08:01 CET 2011

On Mon, January 17, 2011 11:08 pm, Simon Marlow wrote:
> So, we've decided to try switching to git.

That's very sad!

> The changeover will be
> staged: first we'll switch the GHC repository, and if all goes well
> we'll switch the libraries and other sub-repositories.  This means we can
> experiment with git for the GHC repo while we establish exactly what
> strategy to use for each sub-repository (change the master to git, or
> leave the master in darcs and mirror).  It does mean for a short while GHC
> developers will have to use two VCS tools, but the sync-all tool will hide
> the difference to some extent.
> The next step is to set up the git repo, probably based on the mirror I
> set up last week, and sort out various details (commit emails, buildbots,
> wiki updates etc.).  I'll send out a notification once things are set up
> and we have a date/time for the git repo going live.

Would it be possible to also produce a definite timeline for when the
other repos will switch to git? Having to work with two different VCS in
one project is a bit above my pain threshold so I'd like to know when I'll
be able to get back into action after the switch.


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