[cctbxbb] Not wishing to raise this again but...

Nicholas Sauter nksauter at lbl.gov
Mon Jun 13 14:05:20 PDT 2016

I'd vote against the switch to git.  Simple things, like svn update [remote
directory] seem too complicated. As for slightly involved tasks like code
bisection to locate the past commit that broke the test, well....I've never
been able to figure this one out so I am pretty lost trying to debug
DIALS.  I do not wish to make things difficult for the maintenance of


Nicholas K. Sauter, Ph. D.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 8:52 AM, Luc Bourhis <luc_j_bourhis at mac.com> wrote:

> On 13 Jun 2016, at 17:09, Graeme.Winter at Diamond.ac.uk
> <Graeme.Winter at diamond.ac.uk> wrote:
> … is there any enthusiasm out there for moving cctbx to git? The more I
> work with git the more I wish this existed properly for cctbx.
> I’ve raised this a bunch of times and always it is “not right now” however
> “a good idea” – this’ll be the last time I ask…
> Could we move to git, please? I note the bootstrap script for Windows now
> has a git dependency even!
> +1
> … and time to share some thoughts! It would be great if we could get the
> cctbx up and running by just cloning, configuring and building without
> needing to download anything else.
> That could be done by adding SCons, Boost, and ccp4io as  submodules in
> the cctbx repository. And I reckon ccp4io_adaptbx should be added as a
> subtree since it is developed by the same people as the cctbx.
> Just an idea to think about as I haven’t not worked out the details at all.
> Best wishes,
> Luc
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