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Re: Reality check [was: Re: merge tracking use cases]

From: Jay Levitt <lists-svndev_at_shopwatch.org>
Date: 2007-12-01 22:06:20 CET

> Quite frankly, if I were setting up a configuration management
> infrastructure from scratch today, I'd probably not select Subversion as
> the version control system; that's how far things have gone off course.

I gotta say, as a "just a user", I am unnerved by how many projects I've
seen in the past month that are moving off of Subversion. It's not even
posed as a question of "should we" - just a question of which
distributed system they should use. And this is in the Ruby/Rails
world, where svn is embedded into the infrastructure and, thus,
basically comes free.

I've seen Ben's blog post, and it made sense to me. And I'm sure that,
just as with any other "start from scratch" project, they're throwing
away five years of hard-but-necessary decisions about edge cases. Yet,
for whatever reason, nobody seems to be hitting those edge cases - or,
if they are, they just don't consider them worth writing about.

As I say - unnerving.

Jay Levitt

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