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Re: [Qemu-devel] Switch to GIT. Why?

From: Lennart Sorensen
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Switch to GIT. Why?
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:10:59 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 01:13:20AM -0600, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> At the expense, at least with hg and git, that you can't do subtree
> checkouts.  You also lose the strict numbering that svn was giving us,
> since both git and hg compute a hash of the tree and use that as a
> revision number.  Usually this isn't a big deal, but something to be
> aware of if you used to checkout sub-trees to do bug bisection...

But of course that is part of why svn can't merge from one tree to
another without loosing the history and git can (and I suspect Hg can
as well).  So the strict numbering while it seems very useful, is actually
a problem in many cases.

Len Sorensen

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