GitHub, Brian Krausz decided to share the experience he had switching his startup GazeHawk to Git. The team was having some issues with SVN and decided to make the leap. He was able to get the whole thing transfered in one weekend.Seeing a lack stories on the experience of small teams switching from SVN to
Apart from finding the GitHub issue tracker too light for even GazeHawk's minimal needs, Krausz seems quite pleased with the transition.
He writes that he found three resources particularly helpful:
- svn2git, which is exactly what it sounds like: a tool for exporting SVN projects and importing them into GitHub.
- github-trac, a Trac plugin for GitHub integration.
- Git - SVN Crash Course, a list of Git equivalents to SVN commands.
Krausz warns against optimizing too prematurely, but notes that it's easier to switch before you're small and don't have a lot of "version control rot."
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