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Using GIT and Gerrit/Advocacy
This has the following benefits:
- Anyone can check-in to the Gerrit server.
- No role in the project is needed.
- The commits are eventually approved by someone with special rights in the gerrit server and this causes a commit in the subversion repository in the Tigris project.
- The Continuous Integration server tests the change before it is approved.
- The Gerrit server can be used to discuss the commit before it is approved.
It has the following problems:
- You will work with git instead of subversion.
- If you have not used git before you need to learn the commands and the principles.
- On the other hand, this is surely a benefit for those who prefer git.
- Your tigris id will not be the one doing the commit in subversion.
- Mitigate by writing your name in the commit message.
- The testmodels are not available in the same place as they are when checking out with subversion.
- If building with maven, this is solved by having the tests project provided as a maven resource instead.
- The set of ignored files are not mirrored between git and subversion.
- This is a shortcoming in the git function that does the subversion mirroring.
- The current Gerrit host is not backed-up.
- Mitigate by keeping your copy of the work (i.e. your git clone) safe until your work is eventually committed into subversion.