[ros-dev] DVCS again [was: Trunk locked]
aleksey at reactos.org
Sun Nov 29 13:26:31 CET 2009
I have to agree that the DVCS I tried (Hg and Git) all are quite...
let's be honest: crappy (on Windows). I also tried to work on my own
branches using git, I tried to do Wine syncs using a special Wine
branch in a local git repo. All failed, everything was non trivial,
and required a lot more work.
Subversion just works. Also, a git mirror is provided, so that when
the trunk is locked for some reason, devs still have an option to:
a) create their own branch in SVN, work in a branch, do anything they
b) create their own git fork, work in it, publish it, get famous/
blamed, anything they like
There are no restrictions really, especially having in mind that our
SVN repo is already clonable by everyone, so everyone can have 10+
years of ReactOS hard work on a DVD disk.
I don't really see any need to switch our VCS to anything else.
On Nov 29, 2009, at 1:49 PM, Timo Kreuzer wrote:
> I worked with TortoiseHg some time, I thought I could get used to it,
> but to no avail.
> From my experience, I can only say that almost *everything* is non
> trivial or doesn't work Apart from the shitty interface.
> I just tested the latest version again, it's completely
> unintuitive, and
> merging gave me even more conflicts than I would have expected with
> My experience with using a branch with TSVN is that there's no
> Even merging hundreds of revisions from trunk to the branch worked
> well with rarely any conflicts and it's done with a few clicks.
> We don't need a different versioning system, we need a better source
> organisation. Independency of modules. Independency from the tools/
> That would also help with working on branches.
> Just my 2 cents,
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