[haiku-development] Re: VOTE: Git or Mercurial (hg) as Haiku's new source control tool

  • From: Hike Danakian <hdana2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 23:27:20 -0700

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 10:40 PM, Niels Sascha Reedijk
<niels.reedijk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> a - b - c - d -  h
>      \ e - f - g /
> Now I invite you to tell me whether haiku/master-4-g1234567 refers to
> changeset 'd' or 'f'.

What if you "linearize" it like a - b - c - d - e - f - g - h,
assuming the e - f - g branch was merged before h. Of course this
wouldn't make much sense in the sense that revision numbers wouldn't
exactly represent time, but it would be stable in the sense that a
merge would not change previous (b's c's and d's) revision numbers. So
a bug ticket's revision number would stay correct even after a later

Btw, in terms of matching SVN's revision numbers, this should be easy
given that when the switch happens, SVN's revision numbers will map
1-to-1 with git/hg's. And that should represent revision numbers seen
in bug reports until the switch occurs.

-- Hike Danakian

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