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Re: Git mirrors

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Git mirrors
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:12:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

>>> git's supposed technical advantage over bzr is a matter of discussion.
>> Perhaps, but that's not actually so important.  It's clear that git is
>> technically very good, that it's seen much wider adoption than any of
>> its competitors, and that it has the bulk of the mindshare in the
>> "distributed source control" arena.
> Perhaps, but I'm specifically countering Óscar's affirmation that bzr
> is a "technically inferior package".

Once upon a time Emacs decided to use a DVCS. Mercurial and Git were the
obvious choices. But... lo! Emacs chose a system that, at the time, was
unable to cope with the volume requirements of the project and had to
wait for more than a year until it was barely usable. Now, go and say to
any Git or Mercurial developer that bzr wasn't a technically inferior

The decision on Bzr was political, not technical, and now objections are
made to adding support for other Free tools as a service to those
contributors that consider them more convenient. What I'm saying is that
that does not send a friendly signal to other Free Software projects and
representing GNU as an unfriendly competitor of other Free tools harms
the cause of Free Software.


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