> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 4:34 PM, Sean Healy <jalopeura@xxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote: > Well you may be in the minority of students who have experience with > SVN. So it could be argued that learning Git or Mercurial (hg) would > not be that much harder than learning SVN for those with no > experience > in any of those tools. On the other side of the equation some of the > other students may already be familiar with Git or Mercurial as well > as SVN. > Thanks for your perspective. I'd be interested in hearing from other > GSoC students in whether switching now would make things more > difficult for them. This is a good point. I returned to school after working for several years, and it is very possible that the younger students are working with something newer. > I am curious what the plan is for GSoC student's code. I think in the > past we made Subversion branches for students to work in. Though > sometimes their work remains lost in those branches if no one takes > the time to merge them in (though that is no argument against SVN > since the same could happen with any tool.) I know in some cases > students just made their own repos in other places, which I think is > a > bit silly when the Haiku project should be able to provide a place > for > them to work. When I first submitted my idea (two years ago), I created a OSDrawer project for it, since it was not envisioned that it would be part of the codebase of Haiku itself. I have not heard whether the plan is now to create a branch for me. It may very well be that I do not end up working within the Haiku repository in any case.