[Geany-devel] Large SVN commits - Re: ANN: Configurable Build Menu Alpha in SVN

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Mon Aug 24 15:39:14 UTC 2009

Sorry for the late reply.

On Thu, 16 Jul 2009 18:20:09 +0200
Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de> wrote:

> >In case of the build-system branch, using a local git repository
> >doesn't make sense. The idea of the branch is to constantly work on
> >this code with all the advantages of a source code management system
> >like SVN (even though some of you don't like it) and especially having
> >the history. When using a local git repo and then commit one big chunk
> >of changes, the whole idea of the branch is destroyed.
> I forgot to mention, committing such big chunks makes it also way
> more complicate to review the changes which we need to do at some
> point. And reviewing a super big maybe 100K or more patch is awful. So,
> small and logical structured commits would help us all most, I think.

I fully agree on this. A local [Git] repository is sometimes fine for a
series of commits which are all partial work in progress, but it's best
to commit to the main SVN repo as soon as there's enough for a commit
that others might want to see. (This may mean changing your workflow to
allow regular commits).

Reviewing more than one functional change at once is much more


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