Monday, August 26, 2013

GitMinutes #20: Mick Wever on Migrating to Git

In this episode, we talk to Mick Wever about how they migrating a big team of developers from Subversion to Git.

Mick has been involved with various open source projects since ancient times, and during the day time he’s working for FINN, which is Norway’s dominating classifieds website. The company has a very interesting story, and we investigate how and why they were able to make the switch to Git.


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Configure git pull to rebase:

git config --global branch.master.rebase true
git config --global branch.autosetuprebase always

Mick's favorite log format:

git config --global alias.lol "log --follow --find-copies-harder --graph --abbrev=4 --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %Cgreen%ai %n %C(bold blue)%aN%Creset %B'"

A lot of other nice aliases and configuration tips we talked about can be found at the bottom of the FINN blog post under the section 'Tips and tricks for beginners…'.

Listen to the episode on YouTube