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

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2005-08-16 16:29:29 CEST

On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 22:17 -0500, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> Leaving aside the question of GIT's hype ratio :-), do we have any GIT
> users on this list? And if so, do they see anything there that we
> ought to be looking into steal^H^H^H^H^H copying?

Look at the git code as it stands right now (diff-deltas.c is a good
You will find your answer to the copying question from a code

As for the rest, GIT does some interesting things in terms of a storage
model. It's interesting from that storage perspective.
>From the UI perspective, it's not usable or mature yet, regardless of
what Linus says.

I had an interesting discussion with pasky last night about adding
functionality to git that would allow it to just keep history info, and
ask remote servers for the data, so that you don't have to carry around
gigs of data for a repo the size of gcc. You could just carry what you
wanted locally, and the rest would automatically be fetched as

It may be interesting to use git as a backend someday.
But not until the code is cleaned up very significantly.


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