[gdal-dev] sandbox access for non-commiters

Etienne Tourigny etourigny.dev at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 16:01:25 EDT 2011

Thanks for the information.  It seems that using git-svn is more
suited for working locally, and then commiting back to the svn repos,
or as an easy way to stay in-sync with the main repos (like you do).

For now, I will stick to straight svn (or straight git) because I
don't know enough about git and don't want to break things!

thanks, Etienne

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz at loskot.net> wrote:
> On 06/10/11 20:45, Etienne Tourigny wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 4:38 PM, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz at loskot.net> wrote:
>>> On 06/10/11 20:26, Etienne Tourigny wrote:
>>>> Is it possible as a commiter to use a single local git repository that
>>>> can be used for both the official svn (for commits) and also in github
>>>> (to interact with other contributors)?
>>>> From your instructions it looks doable, but can you push and pull to
>>>> the github repos, and then commit changes back to gdal svn?
>>> It is possible to have stream data in both directions, from and to svn,
>>> so to push changes back from git and svn. However, I don't do that.
>>> AFAIK, the process is fragile.
>> Mat, your instructions seem to indicate that it is possible.  How
>> fragile is it, and do you know any source of documentation I can look
>> into for that?
> I don't know how fragile it is as I haven't worked according to this
> workflow. I only copied what I have learned from reading various
> resources. However, I call it fragile, because to use git svn safely in
> workflow that synchronises projects in both ways, in-depth understanding
> of SVN and Git is necessary, IMHO. Especially understanding of Git
> because Git is such a powerful tool that it is possible to do things in
> many ways.
> Otherwise, it is easy to break things.
> Here are the two resources I can recommend:
> http://learn.github.com/p/git-svn.html
> http://progit.org/book/ch8-1.html
> If you look at the last sections of both, it is "Rules and Guidelines"
> and "Git-Svn Summary", you will notice quite a number of "health and
> safety" rules included in those fairly short paragraphs.
> This tells me, it is easy to blow things up.
> Best regards,
> --
> Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
> Charter Member of OSGeo, http://osgeo.org
> Member of ACCU, http://accu.org

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