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Subject: Re: [boost] DCVS vs CVS: call for constructivism
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-24 11:16:09

On 3/23/2012 5:38 AM, Philippe Vaucher wrote:
>> Constructive while insightful would be great, i.e., to hear from people
>> have extensive experience with BOTH (kinds of) systems, rather than people
>> being used to X and having heard (good and bad rumors) about Y.
>> I happen to be one; and for me, it is a no-brainer. That is not to say
>> that I did not use my brain to some extent while concluding, constructively
>> ;-), that Git is far superior to SVN.
> As someone with the same experience I can only agree with you.
> Unfortunately many boosters seems to express the desire to avoid having to
> put many efforts into learning a new tool.

It is not learning a new tool. Programmers doing that constantly. It's
in trying to understand why the current tool is apparently inadequate
for many so that a new tool is necessary to fix those inadequacies.

> While I disagree with them (constantly learning new stuffs is part of a
> developper's job imho), it's hard to tell them they're wrong, especially
> since the people objecting are active maintainers.
> Honestly, I'm really not sure what will happen... the main problem is that
> for people not used to DCVS the current situation is fine, while it is far
> from ideal (if not horrible) for the rest.

What is "far from ideal (if not horrible)" about the current situation
with Boost and SVN ? Please be specific.

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