Upcoming changes to out version control infrastructure

Thomas Baumgart thb at net-bembel.de
Sat Aug 6 10:00:57 UTC 2016


nice try to launch an April fools joke in the middle of the year :)

BTW: I have worked with SCCS back then myself.



On Saturday 06 August 2016 15:11:48 Boudhayan Gupta wrote:

> Hi all,
> As you may have heard (from us complaining loudly on IRC channels), our Git
> based version control infrastructure is becoming too hard to handle for our
> small sysadmin team.
> After much internal deliberations, we've decided to go back to the basics,
> and completely switch out our entire Git-based version control
> infrastructure to one based around the tried and proven SCCS. SCCS is a
> veteran of the source code control industry, and brings to the table such
> advanced features as encoding the revision of a file into the compiled
> binary, making it possible to pinpoint the exact revision of the source the
> binary was built from.
> Also, having a single monolithic code repository to handle makes the
> sysadmin's task of managing repositories much easier.
> Given that this will be a signficant change to many of your workflows, we
> beleive we should be announcing this plan as far ahead as possible. We have
> tentatively planned for the migration to happen on the first Saturday of
> April, next year. That gives the community around 8 months to become
> familar with a behemoth of this industry.
> Thanks,
> Boudhayan Gupta
> KDE Sysadmin


Thomas Baumgart

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