[LLVMdev] git

Chandler Carruth chandlerc at google.com
Wed Jul 20 22:46:20 PDT 2011

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com> wrote:

> On Jul 20, 2011, at 11:47 AM, Jakob Stoklund Olesen wrote:
> >>> If you can work with Jeffrey to come up with better instructions, that
> would be great.
> >>>
> >>> Just make sure they are newbie-proof.
> >>
> >> Wouldn't it be easier at some point to move llvm.org to git?
> >
> > Definitely.
> I think that I'm the one who previously strongly objected to doing so.  I
> now remove my objections, I think that git has both matured enough and has
> succeeded in "winning" the distributed VCS war.

Based on this comment, and some conversations on the IRC channel, I'd like
to offer to work on such a conversion. I think there are a lot of sticky
details to work out, but I think it will be very positive move. I'm going to
start working on a rough plan for how to do the conversion, and what the
final system should look like.

Any key things people want to see in it? Any key concerns? As soon as I have
something written up I'll post it here.

Key things I'm currently thinking about after a brief brainstorm:
- Post-commit triggers need to be ported and kept useful
- Special attention to ensure that the existing code review / commit email
system continues to be effective
- Provide individual git repositories for each LLVM project, along with meta
repositories that use submodules to layout common development trees (e.g.
Clang in tools/clang)
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