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Re: [Fwd: [arch-users] Re: Gud lord!]

From: Jonathan Walther
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [arch-users] Re: Gud lord!]
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 12:21:18 -0700
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On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 05:00:16PM +0200, Juanma Barranquero wrote:
arch, subversion, even BitKeeper if it was free, would perhaps be better
than CVS; I'm not arguing against that. Just that CVS and read-only
access aren't as great deterrents as you make it sound. Just take a look
at the very big and successful projects whose source control system is
CVS. Anyway, if I had to vote, I'd chose to wait for subversion.

We built la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona with pick axes, trowels and
spades, so there really isn't that great a benefit to using backhoes,
cranes, and dumptrucks.

But even now there are people who does big contributions (I mean, not
tiny patches of 5-10 lines, but changes of hundreds or thousands of
lines) and who do not have write access nor (seem to) want it.

This isn't about write access; this is about having your local branch be
under revision control in a form that is really easy for the main branch
to pull in and merge, and that anyone can download if they want to.

Arch is about making branching a non-hostile and not necessarily
permanent act; it is about allowing many different threads of
developement to grow in parallel, instead of each fork diverging
irrevocably into different sunsets.



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