Bugzilla considering moving to git

The Bugzilla Project is currently considering moving our source code repository from Bazaar (bzr) to git.  Part of the impetus for this is that Mozilla is trying to get out of the business of hosting every version control system known to man (which they currently do, or close to it anyway) and bzr is one of the low-hanging fruit (Bugzilla is the only Mozilla project using it).  There’s also a lot of feeling out there that mirroring to github may make contributions easier for new contributors. The general consensus on the thread so far is that we should do it; the main point of contention is how long to keep it mirrored in bzr after it moves.

What’s your take on it?  We’d appreciate anyone who currently works on Bugzilla or is contemplating it to join in on the discussion.

The main discussion thread is in a thread on our developers list, and the metabug to track it is bug 929685.

4 Responses to “Bugzilla considering moving to git”

  1. 1 Julian November 26, 2013 at 01:28

    I think this is a great idea. Git is a fine revision control system and it is used by huge amount of people.

  2. 2 Leif Gruenwoldt (@leif81) November 26, 2013 at 13:12

    Yes please. The fewer barriers to entry the better!

    And github is where the kids are these days so that makes sense.

  3. 3 Robert Kaiser November 27, 2013 at 11:37

    I’d definitely love that. It might even make sense to have an “official” repo at git.mozilla.org mirrored with one on the Mozilla GitHub account, as that seems to help people contributing.

  4. 4 terrypearson February 18, 2014 at 11:07

    Glad to see you are moving to Git. It is what most developers are familiar with these days, not that bzr is bad, but it is a high enough barrier for a busy programmer, that they won’t bother to learn the ins and outs to contribute. This is a great move by the Bugzilla team. Thanks!

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