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Subject: [boost] Git vs SVN - review
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-31 12:37:39

Here's my take on Git vs SVN

All VCS systems are an extra layer of hassle. Once I learn enough about
them to do the job, I'm happy to forget about them.

I'm mostly happy with SVN. I only commit/update occasionally. Most of
my time on boost is spent testing on my own machine with windows VC
and gcc.

I love the windows interface - it's great for someone with my attitude about

I hate the merging process - it's slow and cumbersome and wastes a lot of my
time - when I do it which is only once every three months.

So - I don't really have strong feelings about this topic and I'm happy to
go along with what ever is decided. I'm just hoping that those who make the
decision take into account those of use who are VCS luddites.

Robert Ramey

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