Monday, October 27. 2008
new develreleases: version 2008.10.26 Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 22:12
The new develreleases I just released contain several small updates, fixes and a kernel based on 188.8.131.52. I expect this to be last the devel release before releasing rc1 of version 2008.11. Working on release-notes, docs and testing.
Wednesday, October 1. 2008
Migration from Mercurial to Git Posted by Michael Prokop in general at 22:00
Over the last few weeks the grml team evaluated the distributed version controll systemGit. Git is an open source, distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Read the wikipedia article on Git to get an (not so short) overview.
Grml used to work with the distributed version controll system Mercurial and officially announced its use on October 18th, 2006. The way Mercurial worked was great for us and at that time it definitely was the best solution for our needs. We provided detailed documentation for our setup (see grml.org/mercurial/) and developed our own utils for working with Mercurial and Debian packaging (grml-mercurial-utils). Special thanks to the Mercurial developers - we highly appreciate all your help!
But we had to re-evaluate the situation as time passed:
So whereas Mercurial used to work just fine for us in most cases Git provides the better approach for us nowadays.
By today (1st of october 2008) the grml mercurial repositories are deprecated and the official place for grml's sources is git.grml.org. The mercurial hosting will be deactivated within the next few weeks.
All the documentation and scripts of grml are being updated to reflect the changes and updated URLs but it has not been finished yet. So if you find something still mentioning hg.grml.org instead of git.grml.org please let us know, thanks!
As usual we provide documentation about our setup and tools:grml.org/git/
We highly appreciate any help, corrections and further feedback.
Special thanks to Michael Gebetsroither for his work and help on migrating.
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