[Bug 523380] [NEW] Change default backend/VCS back to Git

Daniel Hahler launchpad at thequod.de
Wed Feb 17 19:35:32 UTC 2010


Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: etckeeper

I propose changing the default backend/VCS to use back to Git (from
Bazaar), for the following reasons:

1. Performance: Git is still noticeably faster than Bazaar and you do
not want to spend those extra seconds on any package upgrades, just to
keep a history of changes. It's not about usability (where Bazaar might
be better), but about keeping history. Besides, Git is faster when
investigating those changes, and "git log" has better usability than
"bzr log | less".

2. this is the only change from upstream/Debian, so the package could
just get synced

I've initially done the change of the default and pushed the Bazaar
integration (see bug 191680), but am now in favor of reverting it.

See also http://daniel.hahler.de/convert-etckeeper-repository-from-
bazaar-to-git - where I've documented switching back to Git from Bzr.

** Affects: etckeeper (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Description changed:

  Binary package hint: etckeeper
  
- I propose changing the default backend/VCS to use back to Git (from Bazaar), for the following reasons:
-  - Performance: Git is still noticeably faster than Bazaar and you do not want to spend those extra seconds on any package upgrades, just to keep a history of changes. It's not about usability (where Bazaar might be better), but about keeping history. Besides, Git is faster when investigating those changes, and "git log" has better usability than "bzr log | less".
-  - this is the only change from upstream/Debian, so the package could just get synced
+ I propose changing the default backend/VCS to use back to Git (from
+ Bazaar), for the following reasons:
+ 
+ 1. Performance: Git is still noticeably faster than Bazaar and you do
+ not want to spend those extra seconds on any package upgrades, just to
+ keep a history of changes. It's not about usability (where Bazaar might
+ be better), but about keeping history. Besides, Git is faster when
+ investigating those changes, and "git log" has better usability than
+ "bzr log | less".
+ 
+ 2. this is the only change from upstream/Debian, so the package could
+ just get synced
  
  I've initially done the change of the default and pushed the Bazaar
  integration (see bug 191680), but am now in favor of reverting it.
  
  See also http://daniel.hahler.de/convert-etckeeper-repository-from-
  bazaar-to-git - where I've documented switching back to Git from Bzr.

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Change default backend/VCS back to Git
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/523380
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