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Re: Revision control

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Revision control
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 19:53:41 +0200
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Am Dienstag 03 Juni 2008 05:16:47 schrieb olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net:
> How accessible it is, depends first and foremost on what most people
> know. That probably leaves Mercurial and git as the only serious
> contenders...

And after that it depends on the fact how easy it is to learn it from the 
things most people know. 

> Among those two, git is the one I know myself. My decision for learning
> git rather than Mercurial was influenced mostly by Xorg's (or in fact
> Keith Packard's) decision, but also other things like the fact that
> Savannah offers git hosting but no Mercurial hosting.
> Once I actually started learning git, I quickly became convinced that I
> made the right choice. The thing I really like about git is that, unlike
> almost all other software available today, it really follows the UNIX
> philosophy, both in concept and in implementation.
> git, like UNIX, is based on a couple of very simple yet powerful ideas,
> and a set of basic tools doing the work. On top of that, you get a set
> of high-level scripts to easily perform all typical operations; but the
> internals are not hidden behind a limiting interface -- once you
> understand how things work, you can use the low-level tools to do about
> anything you can imagine.
> Not knowing Mercurial, I can't really judge. But I have a very hard time
> believing that any other system comes even *close* to the power and
> flexibility of git... git is not a shiny toy with idiot-proof UI; it's a
> powerful tool for serious users.
> -antrik-

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