[TDF infra] Announcing Gitiles VCS browser (gitweb replacement) and https:// anon git URIs
lukebenes at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 20 16:24:49 UTC 2019
Could you please change the Commit Notification bot back to cgit?
In the 6 months, that I have been testing gitiles, I have found no advantages and many disadvantages over cgit. In general, it presents information in an inferior way and it’s URL’s have led to multiple copy and paste errors, causing delays in work when the errors were missed.
In his last email, Mike explains how the gitiles timestamps lead to confusion. This is a serious problem for my use case. The other major problem, are the random symbols like “^!” appended to the ends of commit IDs in URLs. I’ve been copy and pasting commit IDs from cgit for years and never once had a problem. With gitiles, it happens regularly despite me being aware.
When I asked for feedback on the IRC dev channel, no one voiced preference for gitiles. I only heard agreement that the URLs and log format are inferior to cgit's.
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