I would like to avoid git at all costs, even if it means I have to host something non-git as main repo myself and pay for the hosting. Cloning git into a local svn on my side is not an option because it combines the worst usability aspects of git hosting (no version numbers) and svn clients (no offline commits).
If there really is a large demand for a non-svn hosting, I would be open to using mercurial (as master) because it at least has some sort of usability and can provide (conceptually limited) version numbers. I have worked for a few years with mercurial and the version numbers are extremely helpful even if they are per-branch and only semi-stable.
About jenkins: Seems to be a good idea and would help detect patch bitrot.
About gerrit: Last time I tried gerrit the usability was horrible: - needs registration (like a forum) - has no usable mail interface (like a forum) - you can't work on drafts for a review unless you keep the web browser window open (like a forum) If we really want to move to gerrit, we should close the mailing list as well and switch to a forum which has roughly the same usability as gerrit. I really mean it. We seriously should consider moving to a forum _if_ developers prefer forum interfaces to mail.
On 07.08.2015 20:51, David Hendricks wrote:
For those who missed it on IRC, Stefan (Reinauer) has proposed retiring SVN and patch work in favor of Git and (likely) Gerrit + Jenkins. Maintaining SVN and Patchwork represents a surprisingly large maintenance burden on top of Git and Gerrit that coreboot uses. Additionally, many in the community work around SVN's limitations by mirroring the project at places like Github anyway.
Stefan put up a Doodle poll here to hear out comments/concerns: http://doodle.com/p2dxtnksmsgwmzrq
-- David Hendricks (dhendrix) Systems Software Engineer, Google Inc.
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