[Vm-dev] A Git-based VM sources repositories for you

Mariano Martinez Peck marianopeck at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 21:32:56 UTC 2010

Thanks Igor. One little question:  is it possible that when someone commits
on svn, it automatically commits also in git ?



On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 10:23 PM, Igor Stasenko <siguctua at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello, community
> (preface) there was a discussion about using git for VM sources and
> recently in pharo team, we are also discussed that, and decided to go
> on.
> So i started to look for an options and found that Gitorious is best
> solution for us all.
> In contrast to github, it doesn't charging users when their repository
> grow beyond 300Mb in size.
> And its totally free for open-source projects.
> To be sure, that i understood thing well, i even sent mail to support
> to clarify some aspects of their policy and got following in answer:
> <<<< quote start
> I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am about this! Smalltalk is
> the coolest thing I know about computers, and I love what you have
> done with Squeak, thanks!
> <... skip technical details ...>
> The short version: go ahead! I'm really pleased you want to use
> Gitorious and I hope you'll be satisfied!
> Cheers,
> - Marius
> >>>>>> quote end.
> So, after such warm welcome, the choice was obvious :)
> I made a mirrors of SVN repositories for Squeak VM and Cog VM
> on gitorious.org.
> i created a group named:  squeak-vm-developers
>    http://gitorious.org/+squeak-vm-developers
> this group owns two projects:
>   Squeak VM  (http://gitorious.org/squeak-vm)
>   and Cog VM (http://gitorious.org/cogvm)
> Any member(s) of group having an admin access to these projects , and
> commit rights to projects 'blessed' repositories:
> http://gitorious.org/cogvm/blessed
> http://gitorious.org/squeak-vm/blessed
> (yes, a single project could have multiple repositories, but for start
> we will use just one - a blessed ;)
> Now what any people from street can do:
>  - register @ gitorious.org
>  - go to /cogvm/blessed or /squeak-vm/blessed
>  - click magic 'clone repository' button
>  and from now you will have a fresh copy of 'official' repository,
> ready for hacking in your own corner,
> where you are the all powerful deity and can do anything you want
> without asking anyone.
> That's the main reason for migrating to git-based hosting:
>  - easy for getting in
>  - no additional administration costs
>  - people can easily exchange the results of their own experiments
> without putting an 'official' repository in danger.
> @(John, Elior, Ian & other currently active SVN users) note: There is
> no pressure for migrating to git-based source code management.
> if you keep using SVN, no problem. I will take care with refreshing a
> blessed repo(s) with SVN commits.
> But if you want to migrate, ask me, and i will add you to
> 'squeak-vm-developers' group. Note that this group serves only for
> managing
> and official 'blessed' repos, and if you don't want participate, you
> can just live in own corner as anyone else can. This doesn't make much
> difference anyways :)
> I just wanna tell, that from now i will use own clone(s) of 'blessed'
> repos for experiments and of course i encouraging everyone,
> who wants to start hacking VM(s) to do the same.
> --
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko AKA sig.
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