Re: Distributed SCM in Gnome (Was: Git vs SVN (was: Can we improve things?))

2007/9/11, Bryan Clark <bclark redhat com>:
> GNOME is not in need of a DSCM or any other kind of new SCM.  For source
> control, SVN works fine, just like CVS worked fine.  I'm not looking to
> argue the features of one DSCM above another or what we have now, but really
> the controlling of the source code isn't the problem this DSCM debate is
> circling.

The problem which prompted this debate again was the infamous SVN
accounts lag. DSCM allows people to comfortably work with "their repo"
and easily get a subset of their current work to a patch for
submitting to eg. bugzilla. Currently, you'd need to take a checkout
for each "line of work" you start unless you want to backup your work
manually with svn diff (urgh). Not so hot, specially since if you are
not on the net all the time.

If you can comfortably work without access to the central repo, the
need for the access becomes less of an issue. Thus helping people keep
patient with the accounts lag, possibly even making it unneccessary
for some.

So, in my opinion, GNOME does need DSCM as a *part* of the solution
for the current problems.

Kalle Vahlman, zuh iki fi
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