Basho Switching to git/GitHub for Riak Development

Dmitry Demeshchuk demeshchuk at
Thu Nov 11 22:52:01 EST 2010


Congratulations, guys! That's the moment I've been waiting for like a half year!

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Mark Phillips <mark at> wrote:
> Hey All,
> Mark here.
> As of this morning the Basho Development Team has switched to using
> git and GitHub for the development of Riak and all other Basho
> software.  Up until now we have used hg/Bitbucket and mirrored all
> repos over to That is now reversed, and the mirror
> now points
> Why? There are several reasons, the primary of which is that GitHub,
> the application, lends itself to more collaboration when developing
> open source software. Again, this was a decision made on the basis of
> community development; technically-speaking we were satisfied with
> what Bitbucket offered.
> I'll be writing a blog post that will appear in about a week or so
> with some more details on why we made the switch. If you have any
> questions between now and then, don't hesitate to ask.
> One issue that some of you might run into: building Riak will now
> require having git installed. If you don't have it, you can download
> it here --->
> Thanks,
> Mark
> Community Manager
> Basho Technologies
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Best regards,
Dmitry Demeshchuk

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