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Dale Trexel <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 3 May 2010 15:07:39 -0500
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I'll put in a vote for GIT as well.

WebGUI, the open-source content management system we use at the Law 
School was on SVN for years, but recently the developers decided to 
switch to GIT (specifically, github) as a better platform for their 
collaboration needs.

Dale Trexel
Web Services
U of M Law School

On 5/3/2010 3:00 PM, Christian Dinger wrote:
> Hi Aaron,
> I couldn't agree more. The ASR web team uses Git (we moved from
> Subversion a few years ago), but we'd love to see a centralized source
> code hosting service from OIT. Not only does it make good security
> sense, but I think it'd also provide a mechanism for inter-departmental
> collaboration. Just think of things like CAH authentication code and how
> hard it is sometimes to track down source code and authors to contribute
> changes/patches.
> I've mentioned this idea a while ago to Patton Fast, who runs the OIA
> server team at OIT and he seemed into it. I think we just have to speak
> up and demonstrate that there is a demand for a service like this.
> I also absolutely agree with Garrett about Git. In a collaborative
> environment, it's superior. Git also has web more capable front-ends
> like GitHub and Gitorious that handle collaboration very elegantly.
> In fact, Gitorious is open-source and free. I think it would be such an
> quick and easy win for OIT to set up an instance of Gitorious. Then the
> we the developers could manage our own repositories and access; it would
> be minimal work for OIT.
> Would you all be into something like this? Patton, are you on this list?
> Chris
> PS - Git also 'talks Subversion' and moving between the two is
> ridiculously simple.
> On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 10:26 AM, Aaron J. Zirbes <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>     U of MN Developers,
>     Is there anyone (besides me) out there on the list that feels that a
>     common-good SVN service would be a good idea?  Bad idea?  Not sure?
>     As a web, application and systems developer I feel that I couldn't do my
>     job with out a proper revision control system (RCS).  It gives me a
>     giant UNDO button for all of my projects to any commit point in time.
>     It forces me to comment all my changes.  It gives me the confidence I
>     need to make sweeping changes to a system without the worry of "how do I
>     undo this?"
>     Using SVN has become almost trivial as most development platforms (Adobe
>     Dreamweaver included) support SVN out of the box.
>     We run our own subversion (SVN) server at EnHS for our department's
>     needs, but I'd be willing to guess that most departments do not.
>     I know not all departments are large enough to support their own SVN
>     server, but I feel that any one who isn't using some sort of RCS in
>     their web development is suffering because of it.  It is putting
>     developers and their work at too much risk.  I think that all developers
>     at the U should have access to SVN, but for that to happen, U of MN
>     central would have to set it up as a common-good service.
>     --
>     Aaron
> --
> Christian Dinger
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