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Re: Volunteer to write Kernel Cousin Subversion?

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-08-19 17:30:03 CEST

On Mon, 2002-08-19 at 11:21, Zack Brown wrote:
> Sorry if this is off topic. I've been keenly interested in the source
> control debate in the Linux kernel mailing list; it seems to me that
> subversion, or any viable alternative to BitKeeper, is a very important
> project for a number of reasons that are probably obvious to everyone
> on this list.

I'm not sure if it's really worth pursuing Subversion in this regard.
Linux kernel development, as I understand it, is very hierarchical,
which makes it a good fit for Bitkeeper. Subversion makes a better fit
for projects like the *BSDs, which have a mostly equal group of
developers working on a central repository.

I also don't think of it as a great travesty that Bitkeeper is being
used for Linux kernel development. Users are certainly no worse off
than they were before any kind of source control system was in use.

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