[sf-perl] Perl Migrates To the Git Version Control System (fwd)

Matthew Lanier matt at lanier.org
Sun Jan 4 21:04:05 PST 2009

FYI, not sure if this came up here yet.



Matthew D. P. K. Strelchun-Lanier
matt at lanier.org

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Date: Sun,  4 Jan 2009 09:05:02 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Perl Migrates To the Git Version Control System

Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/01/04/1610256
Posted by: Soulskill, on 2009-01-04 16:53:00

    [1]On Elpeleg writes "The Perl Foundation has announced they are
    [2]switching their version control systems to git. According to the
    announcement, Perl 5 migration to git would allow the language
    development team to take advantage of git's extensive offline and
    distributed version support. Git is open source and readily available
    to all Perl developers. Among other advantages, the announcement notes
    that git simplifies commits, producing fewer administrative overheads
    for integrating contributions. Git's change analysis tools are also
    singled out for praise. The transformation from Perforce to git
    apparently took over a year. Sam Vilain of Catalyst IT 'spent more
    than a year building custom tools to transform 21 years of Perl
    history into the first ever unified repository of every single change
    to Perl.' The git repository incorporates historic snapshot releases
    and patch sets, which is frankly both cool and historically pleasing.
    Some of the patch sets were apparently recovered from old hard drives,
    notching up the geek satisfaction factor even more. Developers can
    download a copy of the current [3]Perl 5 repository directly from the
    perl.org site, where the source is hosted."


    1. mailto:info at web-app.net
    2. http://use.perl.org/article.pl?sid=08/12/22/0830205&mode=nocomment
    3. http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?perl_git_repositories


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