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Re: git is a lot better than SVN (???)

From: Carl Baldwin <cnb_at_fc.hp.com>
Date: 2005-08-17 16:48:19 CEST

On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 02:56:24PM +0300, Saulius Grazulis wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 August 2005 03:10, Stefano Spinucci wrote:
>
> > In the article "Linux: Using Git For More Than The
> > Kernel" (http://kerneltrap.org/node/5557) Linus
> > Torvalds says "...quite frankly, I think git is a lot
> > better than CVS (or even SVN) by now...".
>
> After your post, I have tired out GIT only to discover that it was not able to
> put symlinks into the repository. Since we use symlinks extensively, this
> "feature" makes GIT absolutely unsuitable for our needs. So far with being
> better than Subversion...

Current git (as of 0.99.4 about 5 days ago) will put symlinks in the
repository without problems. cogito is still ignorant to symlinks.
However, git can be used in conjunction with cogito. I currently have
repositories that track symlinks.

> Actually, of all Open Source version control systems, it seems that only
> Subversion and Arch (tla) support symlinks. I have tried also OpenCM,
> Monotone, Cogito/Git, Darcs, oh yes, and CVS ;). None of them accepted
> symlinks :(. As for tla, it strikes as very complicated, and also refused to
> accept my source tree with filenames starting with dot (like .something.d).
>
> So, Subversion wins :).

This is a bold statement. ;-) git is still rapidly progressing. The
features have not yet been nailed down. If I'm not yet mistaken, they
don't yet claim that development has stabilized enough for general use.
Sure, subversion will win over a lot of 6 month old projects. I will
reserve judgement for a little while.

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