Re: [hatari-devel] Hatari download page changed unexpectedly

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Am Sun, 10 Feb 2019 17:37:15 -0700 (MST)
schrieb David Savinkoff <dsavnkff@xxxxxxxxx>:

> I noticed the Hatari webpage has changed:
> The link that says "browse the source code repository"...
> used to point to this:
> but now points to this:
> -Did you stop using Mercurial?

Yes, we are switching to Git. I was also going to announce it here on
the mailing list in a day or two (once we're sure that everything works
as expected), but now that you've already spotted the new download
page: Please stop using the Mercurial repository and give the new Git
repository a try instead!

Reasons (at least for me) for switching to git:

- Pretty much all other projects I'm involved with use git nowadays.
  Hatari is the last project for me which is still using another VCS, so
  if it switches to git, I don't have to install Mercurial anymore ;-)
  (don't get me wrong, Mercurial is a great tool, too, but I regularly
  try to run "git pull" and the like in the Hatari repo, and it really
  keeps confusing me for a second each time that it does not work)

- I have to admit that I really prefer the git workflow, with the
  relaxed branch handling and the interactive rebasing features.

- You can get nice CI systems for git repositories these these, e.g.
  the CI on gitlab, or, as I recently learnt, even FreeBSD- and
  macOS-based CI via Cirrus-CI on github. (But the main Hatari
  repository will stay on Tuxfamily, of course, this is just for
  private CI testing)


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