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Re: Subversion, decentralized version control, and the future.

From: Garance A Drosihn <drosih_at_rpi.edu>
Date: 2007-07-03 04:09:05 CEST

At 9:54 PM -0400 7/2/07, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
>At 4:56 PM -0700 6/28/07, Karl Fogel wrote:
>>
>>I would add "better merging", but basically agree with Fitz
>>(note that we're getting much-improved merging in Subversion 1.5).
>
>Also, from what I can tell, what we're getting is much-improved
>tracking of merges made within a single repository. That is a
>major benefit, of course, but we're still in the mindset of a
>working from a single master repository.

I haven't used git at all, so I don't understand how Linus solves
this problem across disjoint repositories. It kinda sounds like
he makes a sha-1 digest of the lines which make up a given patch,
and then keeps track of that value. That way you can track the
application of a patch across repositories, even if all the lines
in that original patch are replaced by later updates.

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Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad@freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih@rpi.edu
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