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Subject: Re: [boost] DCVS vs CVS: call for constructivism
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-22 15:41:27

On 22 March 2012 11:47, Philippe Vaucher <philippe.vaucher_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Pro:
> - Offline work (you can use diffs, you can commit)
> - Speed of operations compared to svn
> - No need to setup a server to work locally (encourages participation
> (focus on working first, then sharing later))
> Cons:
> - Cannot check out subpaths
> - Cannot lock files

Irrelevant for us (locking that is).

> - Would require people to change their habits and learn new tools


- No merge tracking for subtrees.

Not necessarily a fatal disadvantage, but we do make quite heavy use
of subtree merge tracking. Which is perhaps why our meta-data is such
a mess. Git merging is in general saner, but might not match our
current use.

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