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Re: [Savannah-hackers] Fighting BitKeeper: There is no such thing as a F
Re: [Savannah-hackers] Fighting BitKeeper: There is no such thing as a Free Lunch
Tue, 19 Nov 2002 16:07:43 +0100
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Shlomi Fish wrote:
I think you erroneously believed that "use only free software" idealism is
shared by all free software developers out there. That is far from being
the case. It is not the case for me and it is not the case for most of the
FS developers I personally know. I know a few free software bigots but at
least one is also using BitKeeper.
What people do is their bussiness. We can not force people to use no
I see my battle as a way to get a truly comfortable, and nice SCM into the
open. BitKeeper is that, but it is too restrictive. Subversion is that
too, but it has no public hosting. CVS is not that. It is a pain to work
with: you cannot copy files, you cannot move or rename them, merging is a
pain, commits are non-atomic, etc.
Well if you see it as your battle please help to make subversion more
stable so it can get into the Debian stable distribution.
The must understand that we do not have infinite spare time to spend
recompilling stuff from source every time a patch has been posted.
Some Savannah users are just looking for hosting for thier projects and
don't care too much about ideals. And some (like me) will greatly
appreciate something better than CVS.
As I said before, that is their problem. We can only see to it that
savannah is using only free software. [imho that is also stable]
Rudy Gevaert <rudy-sv AT webworm.org> <http://www.webworm.org>
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