[alsa-devel] HG -> GIT migration

Jaroslav Kysela perex at perex.cz
Wed May 21 15:48:29 CEST 2008

On Wed, 21 May 2008, Rene Herman wrote:

> > > What's the status of that one now? Should I continue pulling that one
> > > or should I switch to the new alsa-kernel GIT repo? I want to pull it
> > > into a Linus clone tree...
> > 
> > We are working on this right now.  alsa.git is far currently behind my
> > tree.
> > 
> > One problem we hit is about multiple committers and rebase.  If you do
> > git-rebase, the commiter information is touched although the sign-off
> > isn't updated.  git-rebase looks apparently designed for the
> > single-commiter model.
> It's "worse" than that; rebasing is designed for a _private_ development 
> model. git-rebase is a very handy tool for people like myself (people 
> without a downstream that is) and it basically enables the quilt model 
> of a stack of patches on top of git but public trees that have people 
> pulling from them should generally not rebase or everyone who _is_ 
> pulling finds a different tree each time.

I don't see big obstacles with this model. You can do changes in your 
local tree and when 'git pull' fails from the subsystem tree, pull new 
subsystem tree to a new branch and do rebasing in your local tree, too.

Rebasing can keep the subsystem tree more clean I think. It's only 
about to settle an appropriate workflow.


Jaroslav Kysela <perex at perex.cz>
Linux Kernel Sound Maintainer
ALSA Project, Red Hat, Inc.

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