[Kde-scm-interest] Accountability, concrete suggestion

Riccardo Iaconelli riccardo at kde.org
Mon Aug 4 16:55:02 CEST 2008

Il Friday 01 August 2008 00:02:45 Thiago Macieira ha scritto:
> The main reason I don't like this is that it forces people to use a web
> tool. Thomas and I were trying to find a solution that is entirely based
> on Git itself, without having to use a web browser. Well, I was at
> least -- Thomas still had a couple of suggestions of using server-side
> merging.

The only thing I'm scared about is non-techie people, which I'm used to work 
with (in KDE) on a daily basis.

Infact, they can barely use SVN, and some of them just because there's esvn to 
back them up. We also have some great contributors (like Nuno Pinheiro) who 
are also dislexic and have huge troubles in using the command line, and for 
them is certainly a no-no.

For those people SVN is already really extremely complicated, they won't use 
more than 3 commands and their workflow should remain the same, if we want to 
keep them happy and productive within KDE.

I think that for a successful migration we should really setup the repos in a 
way that they will really be able to use git as they use SVN right now, just 
with a different prefix, or with another graphical application to help them.

That's what definitely scares me most, more than accountability, even.

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