[OpenWrt-Devel] SVN to GIT transition

Sergey Ryazanov ryazanov.s.a at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 08:57:18 EDT 2015

2015-10-12 15:04 GMT+03:00 Felix Fietkau <nbd at openwrt.org>:
> While it works fine for packages, I don't think the pull request stuff
> is very usable for OpenWrt core, which has a more centralized
> development model.
> One reason why we haven't moved the main repo to git yet is that we lose
> the advantage of having revision numbers that propagate to the firmware,
> even with builds from a forked repository where some commits have been
> added on top.
> If we do everything in git, we either have to constantly remember to tag
> revisions, or we will lose valuable information when users report bugs
> with forked repos.
> I also happen to like linear history very much, and SVN enforces that ;)


IMHO, this is the most useful capability of SVN for core of big projects.

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