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Re: Subversion Vision and Roadmap Proposal

From: Vadim Chekan <kot.begemot_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 01:13:46 -0700

Thanks for great overview Michael,

I am playing with dvcs and "d" is not the point. Even if we will adopt
dvcs, it will be configured in centralized fashion. What attracts me

1. ability to create a branch locally in <5sec (big project) and
never expose it. I could do branches even for code reviews with dcvs.
And when done, I switch back to where I was. With application which
requires a lot of configuration it is a life saver to keep all
branches in the same location.

2. Merging. Still do not have too much experience with dvcs but svn
merges reached my pain tolerance threshold and I'm looking for better
option. Directory rename is a disaster when it comes to merging :(

So once again, it is not a fight between distributed and centralized.
Dcvs do allow centralized configuration and I suspect that 90% of
commercial usages will be centralized. Perhaps the main advantage is
to have local copy of the repository which opens your "wc" for super
fast local branching and let you experiment freely.


P.S. Pleeeease, introduce true tags, no more "lets pretend this copy is a tag".
Received on 2010-04-09 10:14:20 CEST

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