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Re: Subversion use for Kernel work

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-02-26 18:21:16 CET

On Wed, 2003-02-26 at 12:12, David Waite wrote:
> Other than this 'feature', were there other reasons that subversion
> wasn't appropriate?

The other issue I remember is that Linus wanted version control
operations to be fast. And, well, ours are slow right now. (By "fast",
he seemed to mean things like "svn status" on a kernel tree working copy
in one second. That's doable, but only with a model where you tell the
working copy before you edit a file, and probably also sacrifice
portability of working dirs.)

Of course, in a sane project organization, Linus's personal preferences
wouldn't be the sole criteria for acceptance. But I have no influence
over Linux project organization.

> Are there other large-scale open-source and free
> software projects which have looked at subversion and given positive
> feedback?

Not yet, as far as I know. It's a bit early in the game for that.

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