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Re: What's wrong with Subversion?

From: Jamie Lawrence <jal_at_jal.org>
Date: 2005-04-07 00:49:29 CEST

On Wed, 06 Apr 2005, Crucius, Wesley wrote:

> I don't mean to incite a riot or anything, I LOVE Subversion...
> I'm just wondering if anyone KNOWS why Linus Torvalds doesn't love it
> for linux kernel tree code?
> In case anyone hasn't heard, BitMover (the creators of BitKeeper), are
> moving to non-free (as in beer) licensing...

As I understand it, it is not so much that there's anything wrong with
svn, but that the usage pattern isn't a good fit for the way the kernel
is developed. Bitkeeper is inherently decentralized and operates on a
different change management model than svn.


Jamie Lawrence                                        jal@jal.org
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