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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Mercurial?
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-19 15:42:33

On 19/03/12 20:31, Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
>> on Mon Mar 19 2012, Daryle Walker<> wrote:
>>> Git has a competitor called Mercurial? If we're moving to a
>>> Distributed-VCS, should we go to Mercurial instead of Git?
>> IMO, no. There are several reasons, but the main one is that Git is
>> winning in the marketplace.
> You're kidding right? If not - let's switch Boost to Java - it's way more
> popular!

Using Java makes sense if Java is a suitable tools to your purposes.
Clearly that's not the case of Boost.

When in comes to versioning systems, however, both mercurial and git are
suitable; I think choosing based on which is more popular is a good idea.

I certainly don't want Boost to end up using a tool that few people are
familiar with. Boost.Build is bad enough at that.

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