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Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 16:28:42 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     > I don't think it makes sense to compare these two different "commit"
>     > operations -- it's like comparing an apple to an orange tree branch.
>     > If you compare applies with oranges instead, the difference is
>     > much less.
>     I think that the comparison is quite accurate: the commit does
>     everything that a commit in CVS does.  The difference in workflow is not
>     in committing, it is in the fact that everybody has his own repository
>     (and all of them are equal).
> I think that is a confusing way to compare them.
> It focuses on similarities in implementation
> rather than on similarities in use and role.

But the use and role is completely the same as using a private CVS
repository: all the diff and merge and branch and commit machinery works
for single persons quite similar as with CVS.

The difference is just that there are more elaborate mechanisms than
rsync for synchronizing several private repositories.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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