[vtk-developers] VTK moving to Git

Jeff Baumes jeff.baumes at kitware.com
Thu Mar 18 15:36:06 EDT 2010

There are some somewhat large events coming up in the coming weeks for
VTK. The first is that we will be branching for a release (5.6) soon.
Also, about a week after the release is branched we will be moving
from a CVS repository to Git. There are several reasons for this,
including speed and stability. But the big win is collaboration and
workflow. With Git, anyone can develop and commit to their own local
branches, even people without write access to the central repository.
Developers may then submit merge requests that allow us to directly
apply your commits. Even those with write access already will gain the
ability to do local commits early and often, and simultaneously manage
many local topic branches.

To get started learning about Git, you can take a look at these pages,
or any number of additional tutorials online.

Git Community Book

Pro Git

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming release and Git migration.

Jeff Baumes

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