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From: Ames, Andreas (Andreas) (ames_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-08 06:43:30

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Julio M.
> Merino Vidal
> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 4:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [boost] torvalds on branching/merging (was Boost
> DevelopmentEnvironment proposal)
> On 07/06/2007, at 16:21, David Abrahams wrote:
> >
> > on Wed Jun 06 2007, troy d straszheim
> <> wrote:
> [...]
> >> * commit/branch/merge locally (not in the 'central' repository)
> >>
> >> Interesting the emphasis on git's being distributed... there is no
> >> 'central repository'.
> >
> > This part I have some trouble buying. In Linus' world, *his*
> > repository is central... well, at least, it's the master from which
> > releases are spun. In a project where we don't have a
> single arbiter
> > for what goes into a release, I'm not sure we can have a master.
> And what many people fails to realize: a DVCS may not bring _you_
> (the "official" developers) any advantage over a centralized one.
> But it does really bring advantages to outsiders. They can just
> clone the central repository, do any changes to it without having to
> make them public, and painlessly keep it in sync with the
> master copy
> at the central repository. (I'm currently doing that to maintain
> some changes I'm working on for Linux/PS3.)

I think those who prefer to use a DVCS can just use SVK on top of
subversion ( Thus you can have the best
of both worlds.

I also assume that you need a BDFL or a cabal, for a completely
distributed repository to work. IMHO, such a project structure is not
desirable and maybe dangerous for ongoing support (this naturally depends
on the actual BDFL or cabal). I just can't imagine, say, Debian getting
anything useful done by relying _exclusively_ on a DVCS.



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