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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Moving beyond arm waving?
From: Frank Mori Hess (frank.hess_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-02 15:47:50

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On Wednesday 02 February 2011, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> 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....
> and:
> 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.

Although your first two points also speak in favor of svn over git. The
market share of Subversion alone is more than all distributed vcs systems
combined (over 10 times the adoption of git), and it's not going away soon.

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