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Subject: Re: [boost] Git vs SVN - review
From: David Bergman (David.Bergman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-31 13:46:59

Here is my take:

SVN will die for any kind of new development and that young man Linus has truly created something genius in Git. My doubts about his geniality were partly wrong. Git has actually changed development behavior in my teams more than I expected for a VCS. To the better, I might add.

Boost will inevitably move to Git, it just a matter of timing. Is this a particularly bad time?

I will keep this post for the records, and am accepting wagers :-)

Typed on an iPhone

On Jan 31, 2011, at 12:58 PM, caustik <caustik_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> <worst analogy ever>
> The way I look at it -- it's kind of like having some friends who want the
> latest iPhone. You don't really care about getting an iPhone, your old phone
> makes phone calls and you're used to it. You have other more pressing
> concerns. Except, this friend really wants the iPhone, but it just so
> happens that the only way he can get it is if you and all your friends go to
> the store with him and also buy iPhones. The key to this analogy is the cost
> associated with migrating to git is applied to all those people who don't
> really want an iPhone =) .. it's easy to underestimate that cost, but every
> single active developer will have a loss of time and productivity on account
> of a migration like this, and the resulting benefits of the migration are of
> debatable importance.
> </worst analogy ever>
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 9:37 AM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> 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
>> this.
>> 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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