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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] neglected aspects
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-11 19:27:17

On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 9:21 PM, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> But Trac is globally available across all platforms without having to
> install anything. As is a wide variety of patch application tools.

What's your point?
Assuming the DVCS tools are installed, they'd not require any
additional installation either.

>> Someone else wants to check out this patch
>> 6. Download patch from Trac (slow, requires browser, no tool support)
>> 7. Apply patch
>> DVCS would allow local commits (with commit messages), handy for larger
>> patches
>> DVCS would support publishing and retrieving these patches
> What happens when the repo you "publish" the patch from goes away before
> anyone has a chance t get it?

You mean what happens if you delete your patch/repo? Well, surprise,
it's gone. :p

> I.e. how is it different from uploading to a
> central server like Trac?

Didn't I outline the differences above?

>> To me, these are clear and useful advantages.
> But if that's the only advantage..

It's not, it was just an example of an advantage.

> Does it seem worth it to incur the very
> high cost of switching a central tool? And, yes, I've asked the same
> question (in different words) in just about all the previous svn vs.
> <insert-you-tool-here> threads.


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