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Re: [Monotone-devel] is monotone for me?

From: Ludovic Brenta
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] is monotone for me?
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 14:33:45 +0200
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Gour <address@hidden> writes:
> a) what do you find as the reason for not wider acceptance of
> monotone? (I know darcs is not too popular as well, but, at least, it
> is used widely within Haskell community.) Is there something which is,
> according to the public criticism lacking in monotone or it is simply
> a fact that "it's too different and not named Xit"?

I think a combination of:

- Linus considered monotone and decided to write git instead because
  monotone was too slow for his use, so lots of people noe believe
  monotone is "slow"

- Monotone does not serve over HTTP, so hosting is a bit "difficult"

- Monotone is for adults :)

The reasons are, in fact, similar for those for not using Haskell :)

> b) there are some possibilities for hosting darcs repos, but,
> according to the wiki, there is only one site offering public hosting
> for monotone. Do I miss some?

There is a second one, but
only for Ada projects (I'm the admin).

> c) considering b) it seems practical to think about using one's own
> hosting for the project, I'm curious about memory requirements on the
> server (for medium-sized project)?

The monotone server currently running on uses 159 MiB of
virtual memory.  While syncing a second monotone process uses 39 MiB.

> I know there is tool named Tailor, but I'd like to hear about any
> experience how it works with monotone?

It works well; I use it to nightly replicate a large Subversion
repository into monotone.  I can provide help if you have specific

> e) I'll try for myself, but let me ask whether Guitone is capable to
> replace need for cli for less experienced users?

I use the command line and emacs, sorry.

Ludovic Brenta.

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