Re: [dev] [suckless] Migration to git

From: pancake <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:10:46 +0100

On 11/26/12 15:41, Kurt H Maier wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 11:25:18AM +0100, Christoph Lohmann wrote:
>> I am proposing a migration of all mercurial to git repositories. Git is
>> mature and used by nearly all major OSS projects. Mercurial has this
>> slow prototyping dependency of Python, which is annoying and could be
>> removed that way. Of course git is still(?) adding a perl dependency. I
>> hope this can be removed from git.
> Why not just remove python from mercurial instead? "Lots of nerds use
> it" is not a compelling argument, unless you are trying to convince us
> to buy Macs next.
everytime i proposed in mercurialchan to rewrite it in C, everybody
thought i was trolling or so.. i would also love to have hg in c,
but the reactions were pretty rude, so i decided to move to git.

and python is not a dependency for mercurial. It is written in it.

>> Dpb on IRC showed me [0], which seems to do a near to perfect import of
>> the old hg history. Anyone had bad experiences with this?
> It works fine, but you still haven't made sufficient case for switching.
>> For the web interface on I am proposing cgit, which is
>> fast and written in C.
> Also works well. Does not justify a switch.
>> How are your thoughts, comrades?
> Why bother?
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