Time to Leave Monotone Behind?

John Bailey rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org
Wed Jan 19 02:02:38 EST 2011

On 01/17/2011 11:55 PM, Richard Laager wrote:
> Whether we go with git or hg, I'd like to provide a mirror of (at least)
> our trunk in the other system.

This probably wouldn't be a bad idea, but it might make more sense for someone
who really wants such a mirror to maintain it.  For example, if we move to hg,
perhaps it would make more sense for Felipe to maintain a git mirror at github.
 That said, I don't object to running one ourselves.

> My major concern with all of this is making things as easy as possible
> for contributors and downstream users. I like the idea of having sites
> like github and bitbucket available to contributors.

While these are attractive, I also like the idea that I can say to someone
"e-mail me the patches" and get a nice series of patches, without having to
write (potentially) a boatload of custom lua code and instructing people how to
use it in their .monotonerc's.  This is yet another benefit we get with either
hg or git.

> As far as downstream users go, it seems that Mercurial is the better
> choice, as both Adium and Instantbird use it. That said, are we picking
> up a lot of patches from them? If not, they really only need a read-only
> clone.

We've picked up a few patches from both.  I've personally picked up more from
Instantbird, by virtue of Florian opening tickets on trac.  Evan tends to
upstream Adium libpurple patches himself. :)


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