GIT

The revision control / source code management system used to manage the PostgreSQL source code.

GIT is the source code management (SCM) system used to manage PostgreSQL's source code.

Originally, PostgreSQL used CVS for source control, and migrated to GIT in 2010 [1]. Many associated PostgreSQL projects now also use GIT.

Notes

[1] "Lessons from PostgreSQL's Git transition" - https://lwn.net/Articles/409635/

Usage

The PostgreSQL GIT repository can be cloned with:

git clone git://git.postgresql.org/git/postgresql.git

No password or authentication is necessary. On a fast connection with an average download rate of around 6MiB/s, it took about 60 seconds to clone the entire repository.

A cloned repository can be updated to the latest version using:

git fetch

Categories

Development/testing