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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Moving beyond arm waving?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-02 17:57:29

At Wed, 2 Feb 2011 17:36:24 -0500,
Beman Dawes wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > 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.
> Exactly. This isn't about VCS in general. The context is Boost.
> I probably shouldn't have even mentioned Fossil since it isn't a
> serious contender AFAIK.
> What about Mercurial and Bazaar? It would be good to hear about
> personal experiences with these systems.

My personal experience is that Mercurial's "multiple heads on a branch" system
is conceptually broken and hard to use. I've only used bzr enough grab some
source from somewhere.

Part of this also has to do with what systems people are willing to invest in
supporting. Several of us at least are enthusiastic about moving to Git. I
wouldn't be so interested in working on it if it were going to be something
else. I also have a personal opinion that Git is winning the DVCS
war-of-popularity, FWIW.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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