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Re: [Bug-wget] Welcome new Wget Maintainers

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Welcome new Wget Maintainers
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 11:37:02 -0700
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Giuseppe Scrivano wrote:
> Thanks everybody for the kind welcome.  I hope I and Anthony will do a
> good job here.
> Now to be concrete: I guess the first step is to move the revision
> control to Savannah.  I have only a question, would you like to continue
> using Mercurial or migrate to Git?  The latter is becoming a de-facto
> standard in GNU and in my opinion it is desiderable to reduce
> differences among projects.  What do you think?

A primary factor in my decision to use Mercurial, is that it has much
better Windows support, and wget has typically had support for Windows
(though the latest release lacks this; there are changes in mainline for
Windows support, but I had trouble getting builds with openssl).

I think the main thing with migrating to Savannah is that there are a
lot of "developers" who would have commit access, where there's really
only a couple people in there who are active developers. So you may want
to prune that list (see who's actually in the changelog in the first
place or something?) before using Savannah for repo access.

Of course, git is already required (for maintainers, not developers) to
update a local copy of gnulib to run gnulib-tool --update with: Wget
uses gnulib, but checks in the results. I did this so I could control
the stability of the gnulib we were using, and not have any surprising
things change out from under me.

Micah J. Cowan

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