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From: Sebastian Schuberth <sschuberth@gmail.com>
To: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
Cc: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>,
	"Git Mailing List" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	patchwork@lists.ozlabs.org
Subject: Re: Pain points in Git's patch flow
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 21:49:46 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHGBnuOv5PvCcKqed-sTOs2uxyuhRS7RDF4XvzPu9oHpyroasQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210419193600.GA19186@dcvr>

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 9:36 PM Eric Wong <e@80x24.org> wrote:

> > Also, I wouldn't say I "gave up in frustration". It was a mostly
> > unemotional decision on which of the many OSS projects I contribute to
> > my rare spare time is spent best.
>
> I guess some things aren't for everybody.  When I started
> git-svn, I never expected git to be the right tool for others.
> I figured most folks could just continue using SVN since they
> seem to like centralized things or at least have some sort of
> "authority" to look to.
>
> I'm largely uninvolved with git nowadays since I'm reasonably
> satisfied with how it works; that and I prefer scripting
> languages rather than ahead-of-time languages.

True, since quite a while I'm also at a point where I'm satisfied with
how Git (for Windows) works, so I also ceased to see the need to
contribute. That's indeed another reason I forgot to mention.

> To watch a particular filename, the "dfn:" prefix may be used.
> The prefixes supported for a particular instance are documented in
> <https://public-inbox.org/git/_/text/help/>, and you
> can watch multiple files by combining with "OR".

Thanks for pointing out these interesting features, I wasn't aware of them.

> I don't think any sort of radicle "flag day" or tool mandate is
> going to fly.  I seem to recall at least one prominent Linux
> kernel hacker doesn't even use git; though I'm not sure if
> that's still the case.

Like you said in the beginning, I guess some things aren't for everybody.

> Email is already well-established with a good amount of small
> players, and plain-text is relatively inexpensive.  So it seems
> best to build off the only halfway-decentralized thing we have
> in wide use, rather than trying to start from scratch.

While I can understand that conservative approach for a community
around a tool as important as Git, I still fear that only ever
sticking to technology that is already in wide use will hinder to look
over the rim of the tea cup.

-- 
Sebastian Schuberth

  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-19 19:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-14  6:13 Jonathan Nieder
2021-04-14  7:22 ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-04-14  8:02   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-14 21:42     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-15  8:49   ` Denton Liu
2021-04-15  6:06 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-15 15:45 ` Son Luong Ngoc
2021-04-19  2:57   ` Eric Wong
2021-04-19 13:35     ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-04-21 10:19     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-28  7:21       ` Eric Wong
2021-04-28  7:05     ` Eric Wong
2021-04-15 18:25 ` Atharva Raykar
2021-04-16 19:50 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-16 20:25   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-02  5:35   ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-18  8:29 ` Sebastian Schuberth
2021-04-18 20:54   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-19  2:58     ` Eric Wong
2021-04-19  5:54     ` Sebastian Schuberth
2021-04-19  6:04       ` Sebastian Schuberth
2021-04-19  8:26       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-19 19:23         ` Sebastian Schuberth
2021-04-19 22:34           ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-04-20  6:30             ` Sebastian Schuberth
2021-04-20 16:37               ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-04-30 20:45               ` Felipe Contreras
2021-04-20 10:34           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-19 19:36       ` Eric Wong
2021-04-19 19:49         ` Sebastian Schuberth [this message]
2021-04-19 22:00           ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-05-08  2:10             ` dwh
2021-04-19 21:49       ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-04-19 23:03         ` Stephen Smith
2021-05-08  2:08         ` dwh
2021-05-08  4:41           ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-04-30 20:58       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-04-21  4:46 ` Daniel Axtens
2021-04-26  2:04 ` brian m. carlson
2021-04-26 14:24   ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-04-26 14:36   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-28  7:59   ` Eric Wong
2021-04-28 22:44     ` brian m. carlson
2021-04-30 20:16     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-04-30 20:35   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-04-30 21:09 ` Felipe Contreras

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