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Roger Leigh
Hi,

Revisiting this thread from December 2012
http://www.asmail.be/msg0054798531.html

Is migrating from CVS to git still on the cards?  I'd be happy to
volunteer to repeat the conversion for the current state of the CVS
repository--I've done it for several projects and I'd be happy to dust
off my skills and do this for libtiff as well.

To echo some of the sentiments in that thread, I think that a modern
system like git would make the project much more accessible for others
to contribute to.  Speaking for myself, previously a heavy CVS user in
the late '90s-mid 2000s, I've replaced CVS with git for nearly a decade
now, and even I find it a struggle to use after using modern VCSes.


Regards,
Roger
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Re: git version control

Bob Friesenhahn
On Tue, 5 Jul 2016, [hidden email] wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Revisiting this thread from December 2012
> http://www.asmail.be/msg0054798531.html
>
> Is migrating from CVS to git still on the cards?  I'd be happy to
> volunteer to repeat the conversion for the current state of the CVS
> repository--I've done it for several projects and I'd be happy to dust
> off my skills and do this for libtiff as well.

A volunteer has already been maintaining a Git mirror on github.  If
we switch to Git, we would surely start with this mirror.

> To echo some of the sentiments in that thread, I think that a modern
> system like git would make the project much more accessible for others
> to contribute to.  Speaking for myself, previously a heavy CVS user in
> the late '90s-mid 2000s, I've replaced CVS with git for nearly a decade
> now, and even I find it a struggle to use after using modern VCSes.

My own Git skills are not great (they are polished with Mercurial) but
definitely a distributed changeset-oriented VCS would be of
significant benefit to the project.

Bob
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