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Re: Proposal for more reliable git mirroring


I've had enough other pleasant (very!) dealings with you that I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt, here, but please be aware that your tone here is coming across as fairly hostile and abrasive - and I don't think anything I've said or done has warranted that. I am proposing to do work to address an issue which is relevant to some (many, in my view) people. I'm sorry if you're not one of those people. Please also see comments inline, below.

On 1/3/14, 1:33 PM, Roy Marples wrote:
On 03/01/2014 21:09, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
I understand the thinking behind this, but from my perspective one
left-behind software project is enough for me.  (Talking about NetBSD,
here) I've worked with most of the other DVCS solutions at least a
little bit, and it is so clear to me that git has won the mindshare
that I'm not willing to fight an uphill battle for another solution,
given that source code management is not the end goal for me.

So in summary
1) You feel that NetBSD is a left-behind software project

Ok, this was supposed to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek, and I didn't do a good job of indicating that. I've been working with netbsd for quite nearly 20 years at this point, and yes, in many ways (not the most important, or I wouldn't bother!) it is left behind - just to keep up, in many ways, requires substantially more effort for a NetBSD-based project than many others. It is, no question, a "special snowflake" in a lot of ways. I have also put a fair amount into working with other SCMs - monotone is *still* my favorite, and it does stuff that no other SCM does. Stuff that would be good to have. But it has shortcomings (as do all of the other solutions) that I'm not prepared to address. All of the solutions have shortcomings. See below.

2) You want to go with the crowd (which crowd?) chosen SCM regardless of other merits
Um, no. I do, however, want to be able to occasionally leverage other people's work to solve problems similar to those I have had. Just once in a while, maybe, I want to find that someone else has already solved the problem I had - an experience that I've been having less and less for NetBSD over the years.

3) Source code management isn't important for you

No; what I said (or meant to say, anyway) was that it's not the primary focus of what I want to work on. I'm not proposing to switch away from cvs, yet, (and if/when we do, it's by no means certain that we would do so for git) but I would like to take advantage of git's popularity to make it easier for others to try this OS that I love and have put so many unpaid hours into over the years.

Did I miss-understand anything?

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