svk v git + possible gig

Yuval Kogman nothingmuch at
Mon Sep 8 21:05:00 BST 2008

On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 18:48:26 +0100, Tomas Doran wrote:

> However - I've seen a number of people curse git-svn.. The impression I get 
> is that git is probably the bee's knees if you only want to talk to other 
> people using git, however, if you want to import a remote subversion 
> repository and push back non-trivial changes then it doesn't work so good.

Not in my experience.. The only thing missing is pushing tags to
subversion. I tag with svn or svk when I need to do that, but for
everything else git svn works well (I use branches quite heavily,
and the fact that git's model is so much more flexible WRT branches
makes it even more useful than SVK for me).

To me SVK is like making subversion bearable, while git is about
making it obsolete. Obviously SVK's support of SVN repositories is
a little smoother, but the benefits of having a real git repository
with real git branches, merging, cherry picking and so on that can
sync bidirectionally to SVN outweighs this for me.

  Yuval Kogman <nothingmuch at>  0xEBD27418

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