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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Moving beyond arm waving?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-02 15:28:44

At Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:41:45 -0600,
Rene Rivera wrote:
> If you want more criticism of Git.. You might want to read through the
> docs for Fossil
> <>. Ostensibly
> a better VCS, IMO ;-)

This isn't about choosing the best VCS. It's about choosing the best
VCS with the most momentum, that will continue to be maintained, and
that has a design most appropriate to Boost's future.

Your page says:

   The Git model works best for large projects, like the Linux kernel
   for which Git was designed. Linus Torvalds does not need or want to
   see a thousand different branches, one for each contributor...

   Fossil is designed for smaller and non-hierarchical teams where all
   developers are operating directly on the master branch, or at most
   a small number of well defined branches....


   Git has a huge user community. If following the herd and being like
   everybody else is important to you, then you should choose Git.

   Fossil is clearly the "road less traveled"

These points all speak in favor of Git for Boost.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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