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[Savannah-help-public] coreutils is moving to distributed version contro

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: [Savannah-help-public] coreutils is moving to distributed version control
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 14:08:10 +0200


Currently, the coreutils package uses CVS for version control.  However,
I am shifting coreutils development to git -- or maybe even mercurial.
Will savannah support git or mercurial soon?  I would also consider
using monotone.

FYI, I can already convert my coreutils module (with 15 years of CVS
history) into a git or mercurial repository, preserving branches, history,
etc.  There are several advantages to using a distributed version control
system -- I doubt it'll help if I list them here.  However, that said,
I did do an informal survey and some experiments with git, mercurial,
monotone, and svk, and finally settled on git for coreutils.  But I do use
mercurial, too, and find it quite usable, featureful and well-maintained.


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