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Replace nodegit with isomorphic-git #236

hsablonniere opened this Issue Jul 12, 2018 · 2 comments


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hsablonniere commented Jul 12, 2018

The nodegit situation

The native nodegit dependency creates lots of problem for us:

  • We have to limit node version to 8.3.0
  • We have to ship a nodegit.node file with the binary created by pkg
  • We had to store those binaries in the repo
  • We had to stop the classic npm install and the update system to simplify support.
  • We have problems when people want to build the clever-tools for ARM
  • We have problems on some distro with some GNU tls dep
  • We need to install stuffs on Travis and Jenkins to buil
  • ...

Replacing nodegit with isomorphic-git

The isomorphic-git project is simple git client 100% implemented in JS. Since we have a very limited usage of git, this simple client is a very good match for us.

There are a few things missing in this project that we need to be 100% iso with what we used from nodegit:

PR and issues that could be solved and closed with this:


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hsablonniere commented Aug 3, 2018

Hey @divarvel @ptitfred @luisRubiera @jeanBaptisteCaron @FGRibreau

We have a beta version, if you have time to try it, it would be awesome!

  • It does not use nodegit
  • The process will always exit 1 if there is an error

Artifacts are available here:

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hsablonniere commented Aug 21, 2018

Ping @divarvel @ptitfred @luisRubiera @jeanBaptisteCaron @FGRibreau

Have you had time to test the beta version?

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