This is just a friendly reminder that
I need your github login by the end of the day
if you have SVN commit rights and want to have those on github too.
Do include your svn login, full name and github used e-mail address.
Op 11-12-10 16:49, Geoffrey De Smet schreef:
We been talking a while on this on IRC,
so now, like many other JBoss projects (hibernate, infinispan, ...),
*we are moving to git on github*.
- What do you need to do? => MUST READ, *deadline Thursday 16-DEC-2010*
- Why are we moving to git?
- What will you get by moving to git?
What do you need to do?
If you are a drools committer and wish to continue committing after
next Saturday 18-DEC-2010.
1) Install git for your OS
1a) Linux: Install the package git (and optionally gitk)
$ sudo apt-get install git
$ sudo apt-get install gitk
1b) Windows: Use the icon on the right on http://git-scm.com
1c) Mac OSX: Use the icon on the right on http://git-scm.com
optionally install gitx from http://gitx.frim.nl/
2) Install git in your IDE
2b) Eclipse: Install the EGit plugin. Menu Help, menu item Install
new software. Work with update site Helios, open Tree item
Collaboration, tree item Eclipse EGit.
2c) IntelliJ: Enable the git plugin (if not enabled): menu file,
menu item Other Settings, menu item Configure plugins.
3) Get a Github account: https://github.com/signup/free
4) Configure git correctly (Github also tells you this):
$ git --version
git version 1.7.1
$ git config --global user.name myUsername
$ git config --global user.email myAccount(a)gmail.com
$ git config --global -l
5) *Mail me these details before next Thursday 16-DEC-2010*
(to gds.geoffrey.de.smet at gmail dot com or ge0ffrey.spam at gmail
dot com )
if you are a drools committer (which I 'll verify):
5a) Your Github username
5b) Your JBoss Subversion username
5c) Your full name
5d) Your e-mail address (used on github). Note: you can register more
than 1 e-mail address on GitHub.
6) Push your public key to github:
Follow the instructions on
*Do NOT commit changes to subversion after Friday evening (so after
8:00 GMT Saturday 18-DEC-2010).*
The svn to git migration will probably take hours. Sorry in advance
for the hindrance.
I 'll send a mail to the drools dev list when svn commits are
forbidden and also when git commits are open.
More info about the git URL and switching tips & tricks will follow soon.
Why are we moving to git?
Subversion has been great (and much better than CVS), but git's just
How my life improved since last month when I used svn. by Emmanuel
Bernard (Hibernate annotations etc lead)
Why is git better than subversion?
What will you get by moving to git?
- Less merge conflicts and therefor easier branching
- Pull requests
Pull requests are /really cool/. It's like /patches on steroids/.
Ever been in a situation where you made a big, risky change?
You wanted to commit it (to get it off your plate, it's done),
but you'd like to get it peer reviewed by colleague X (because it's
But a patch file didn't work because:
- A patch file can't handle binary files
- A patch file probably results in a merge conflict on applying (so X
- Applying a patch file needs to be done on the correct directory
- A patch file will forget I am the author and will make X the author
- A patch file does not allow for a conversation when X wants me to
change something before committing it
With git, just commit it as a pull request. Take a look at the pull
requests (with comments!) on hibernate-core:
- Multitasking in isolation
You work on a big improvement but you stumble up an existing bug (in
the same file(s)).
You want to fix the bug, the unfinished changes of the big improvement
break the build.
And - even worse - the big improvement changes break because of the
Read "Multitasking in isolation" on
With kind regards,
Geoffrey De Smet
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