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Re: Vesta - a SCM system

From: Daniel Berlin <dan_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2002-03-16 06:36:03 CET

On Fri, 15 Mar 2002, Tom Lord wrote:

>
> > I just saw a 'new' SCM system developed by Compaq/Digital
> > mentioned on Advogato: http://www.vestasys.org (LGPL)
>
> Any SCM system with that much source code is immediately suspect,
> especially with modern hardware.

Did you actually grab the source?
It requires vesta installed to do it (I misspoke earlier, the source is
"available", except you need a binary to start with, no bootstrapping
tarballs around or anything).
Once I saw this, i just figured it wasn't worth the trouble.

> What they did, integrating build procedures and source control and
> keeping a perfect history of builds, is profoundly good -- but I can't
> get over my instinct that the same goals can be achieved in much
> simpler ways, with far more orthogonal components.

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