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
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
> 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?
> 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.
> Christian Dinger
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