How to use git

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Fri Aug 19 20:24:56 PDT 2016

> On Aug 19, 2016, at 11:16 PM, Ian Wadham < at> wrote:
> Qt and KDE moved from svn to git a while back.  IIRC it was quite an effort for a
> few individuals to port all the repositories across and preserve all the history.
> They had to write lots of scripts and check all the results.  I hope it is easier now.

We'll actually be using svn2git for the migration, so in a very real sense we have you (collectively) to thank :)

> Also there are web pages on svn v. git "equivalence" (as far as it goes, which
> is not very far IIRC).

Any documentation we write should be written specifically for developers

	1. who are accustomed to using Subversion, and
	2. want to translate *their MacPorts workflow* to Git.

We shouldn't expend effort rewriting a sloppier version of every generic "this is how version control works" Git tutorial on the Web. There's quite enough of that.


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