[Geany-devel] Git switch

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Sat Jun 19 15:50:00 UTC 2010

On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:16:17 +0200
Thomas Martitz <thomas.martitz at student.htw-berlin.de> wrote:

> I cannot answer any of the questions because I also have no
> experience in running a git project.
> But what I know is that we are actually less depending on a hoster. 
> Because of git's DVCS nature, everyone has the complete repo locally
> and can work offline with it. Git hosting is something for
> convinience (i.e. web interface for source browsing). We wouldn't
> actually *need* a hoster at all, but of course it would be nice (with
> hosting, cloning other people's repos is simplified extremely).
> This is one of the strong points of git. Even if the hoster is not
> very dependable, since the actual repo is on everyone's system, the
> hoster could be dead for a few days or we could switch the hoster
> easily without losing anything.

That's true. However you cannot host-switch the master tree for a
project each week ;)

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