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

Kevin Frost biztos at mac.com
Sun Jan 4 21:21:02 PST 2009

I just moved a bunch of my own stuff to Git from Subversion and while  
I'm very, very far from having any kind of "gitspertise" I must say I  
like the feel of it more than I expected to, even for solo development.

So I, for one, welcome our trash-talking Finnish overlords.


Now if we could just get all of CPAN onto it....

Veering now into the seriously off-topic, I should also mention I'm  
using GitHub and so far I like it.  They host OSS projects for free,  
they're cheap for private stuff, and they back up to Amazon S3.   
They're not bug-free and they're Ruby people, but nobody's perfect. :-)

-- f.

On Jan 4, 2009, at 9:04 PM, Matthew Lanier wrote:

> FYI, not sure if this came up here yet.
> m@
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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."
> References
>   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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