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Re: Mercurial vs. git

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Re: Mercurial vs. git
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 18:59:09 +0300
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On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 04:17:31PM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 16. September 2009 15:18:29 schrieb Sergiu Ivanov:
> > > Hurd had recent activity in under an hour of searching.
> > 
> > Hm, that was really bad :-(
> Jupp - great coders often don't quite see the importance of good PR ;) 
> (for me good PR and good marketing of a free software project are 
> characterized as making people see the strengths of the project which are of 
> interest to them)

I also think that promotion is important and, agreeing with you, I'm
sure that PR can be quite a frank stuff, not necessarily attempting to
propagate something bloated.
> > > Some time later I decided to amend that situation, first by working
> > > on the wiki (and nagging ;) - Thomas did the brunt work of switching
> > > to ikiwiki), and now by writing the news.
> > 
> > Oh, I used to think that the Hurd wiki has always been running on
> > ikiwiki...  Your mails are very informative for me :-)
> I don't quite remember everything back then. Maybe it was ikiwiki,
> but Thomas changed it to working with a git backend (which allowed
> me to work much easier and allows us to make the wiki a staging area
> for the main website).

Indeed, having the wiki in git is considerably more comfortable (and
faster, BTW) then doing web commits.  Also, it helps keep things in
order :-)
> > Yeah, you are doing a very important contribution by writing the news,
> > and this is great :-)
> Not as important as the contribution you do by writing code. You're
> making the Hurd better. I try to make people see that.

Nicely put :-) Thank you :-)


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