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Re: VCS (was: hurd-web/hurd/translator/unionmount.mdwn)

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: VCS (was: hurd-web/hurd/translator/unionmount.mdwn)
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 09:16:04 +0200
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Am Dienstag, 22. September 2009 00:44:55 schrieb olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net:
> On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 10:08:23AM +0300, Sergiu Ivanov wrote:
> > Seeing how advertently you propagate Mercurial in every applicable
> > task, I think I'll have to have a look at it :-) It should be worth
> > the time ;-)
> Only if you actually get involved in a project using it.

Or you like to check different systems, because it's interesting to see their 
differences :) 

Or you want to be fluid enough to be able to get working instantly, if you 
should happen to get accross a project which uses the other VCS (that's the 
reason why I learned basic Bazaar usage - and it paid off in the end, because 
I could easily write a Gentoo live (=VCS) ebuild for oggfwd a few months 

Or you simply enjoy the occasional challenge ;) 

(though bazaar mainly was a challenge to my patience while the initial clone 
took its time - and more time, and ... :) )

> The only major advantage of Mercurial over Git seems to be that
> it's easier to grasp initially (at least for people coming from CVS/SVN)

Also you can very easily customize it with extensions... damn, we had that 
discussion already. It took several weeks of pages-long E-Mails :-) 

It was a very nice and deep discussion, though, and I quite enjoyed the 
additional understanding of the concepts of both systems I got in the 

That discussion is the reason why I now tell people "find out what's best for 
you - I've been burned deeply by git, but there are many people who like it, 
and it's quite powerful" instead of "better not touch git if you don't need to 
- except if you want to invest far more time than it's worth". 

And I found a clutch for me: I write custom scripts for any more complex 
action I need to do with git - or at least copy the bash command somewhere 
(like the wiki), so I can reuse it directly. That way I can use it 
efficiently, now (though my measure on efficient git usage might differ a lot 
from yours... :) ). 

Best wishes, 

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