[MPlayer-dev-eng] [RFC] Move away from SVN

Christopher Degawa ccom at randomderp.com
Tue Dec 24 17:48:54 EET 2019

As an unrelated person who mainly "distributes" mplayer through a script to
compile it on windows, it would be very nice if mplayer could migrate to
git since it's the only svn repository that I have to pull now since all of
the others have migrated already and it would make patching easier since
I'm more comfortable with git and don't know how to use svn at all.

On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 5:10 AM Alexander Strasser <eclipse7 at gmx.net> wrote:

> Hi all!
> Every now and than I think we should move away from Subversion.
> While from the versioning perspective SVN gives us all we need on the
> server side, it's kind of hassle to work with.
> I exclusively use Git locally nowadays. So switching into Subversion
> only to do the final MPlayer commits is a bit annoying; even more so
> if new files were added or existing files deleted.
> Additionally for the releasing procedure knowledge of the Subversion
> branching is needed.
> For potential new contributors the SVN might also not be very
> attractive, and we don't advertise the git mirror repo much I think.
> For the short term I think we have more important tasks to do, but
> for me it seems like a goal we should tackle soon, also because it
> simplifies some background work.
> What do you think?
>   Alexander
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