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Re: excellent GIT video

From: Talden <talden_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-02 01:27:45 CET

I work in New Zealand with a US head office. Several of us are mobile
users who will not always have immediate access to connectivity and
every now NZ falls of the face of the planet (well off the internet
which is the same thing isn't it - and ok, not the whole country but
usually just one or two networks will go dark, but hey - it's much
more conventionally sensationalist to suggest that NZ goes dark every
other moment)...

Being able to work away from the network is a critical component of
version control for many of our developers. [That said, we've just
been acquired and will probably have to move to (scary music)
ClearCase to fit with the new corporate mantra. Sigh - where did I put
that CV]

Of course for all personal work I will be sticking with Subversion (or
maybe Mercurial, or Bazaar).

PS: To continue with the sensationalist exaggeration - In NZ it's
quicker to ship our network traffic by carrier-pigeon due to the poor
telecommunications infrastructure. In NZ, broadband just means a
pigeon with a bigger wing-span.

--
Talden
On 11/2/07, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> > On a less serious note, as someone who hasn't been on a plane in years,
> > I've gotten really tired of "I can work on an airplane" as the poster
> > child for disconnected operation.  I'm sure it's very important to
> > consultants who are jetting around the country every other week--say, to
> > give talks about distributed version control tools--but there are a
> > large class of developers who could care less whether they can work on
> > an airplane.
>
> It's just a figure of speech, like the phrase "bus factor".  "On an
> airplane" means "not having reliable Net access"; you don't actually
> have to be on an airplane for that to happen.
>
> It may also be the case that you've not been anywhere without Net
> access in years, but that's not only due to your not flying :-).
>
> -K
>
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