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Re: GR proposal: mandating VcsGit and VcsBrowser for all packages, using the "gbp patches unapplied" layout, and maybe also mandating hosted on Salsa


On Tue, 23 Jul 2019, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> 1- Mandating VcsGit and VcsBrowser, meaning we do mandate using Git for
> packaging.

I don't see how we can mandate git. What if I do *not* use any vcs at
all? And I know enough projects that run on svn, hg, and other vcs.
I don't see that mandating git has any reason besides the "appeal to
popularity", which at least in critical thinking circles is commonly
seen as fallacy.

> 2- Mandating using the "gbp patches unapplied" layout for Git, as this
> seems to be the most popular layout, and that we need some kind of
> consistency.

Again, this might be a good idea for a recommendation, but mandating
doesn't make sense.

> 3- Mandating using Salsa as a Git repository.

No comment on that from my side. I will not move there.



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