Thursday, June 09, 2011

Git-SVN talk at GearConf 2011 done!

So, just a quick post to announce that I did my Git+SVN talk today at GearConf. I feel that the talk went pretty well. There were only 45 minutes at hand, so I focused on setting up a Git-SVN mirror with branches and tags. I also set up Jenkins to drive the git svn fetch+git push in the fetching repo, and in the end put the bare repo on GitHub (for full buzzword compliance).

If you attended the talk, I would really appreciate to hear any kind of feedback! Either comment here, or rate my talk at

Otherwise, 1st day of the conference was great! I got an introduction to Chef from Martin Eigenbrodt, heard an eloquent Maven rant from Halil-Cem G├╝rsoy, and Michael Leibfried talked about how to introduce Scrum in hostile environments. All really interesting talks.

Also speaking in the revision control department was Stefan Lay presenting the awesome upcoming EGit 1.0 release, and Martin Geisler, a fellow Scandinavian, presented Mercurial, where he's one of the core committers. Tomorrow Martin is doing a talk on some more Mercurial stuff, so I'm really looking forward to that, and maybe some more interesting Git vs. Mercurial discussion ;)

PS: For those who liked my Git shell thingie in the screenshot above, the receipe is here, and you can see my PS1 variable (with the git branch name) in my .profile here. And again, if you want to learn more about Git+SVN, my resources are all collected neatly here. All feedback is welcome!