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

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Re: VCS (was: hurd-web/hurd/translator/unionmount.mdwn)
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 14:33:08 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 09:16:04AM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> 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 :)

The pull to learn new things out of curiosity is something I am not
able to control at moments, so although I solemnly declare in another
mail that I won't learn Mercurial these days, this doesn't mean that I
won't learn it next week :-) Minimizing my sleep time, but having fun
learning new stuff :-)
> 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 later).

That's a nice idea.  Having an idea about how Mercurial works should
never hurt, that's why I'm always paying more attention to the mails
where you describe any details about Mercurial :-)
> > 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 :-) 

Oh, I really didn't mean to make both you and antrik repeat what you
have once said :-( I think I should really find some time to reread
those mails if I'm really interested.
> 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".

This is the most reasonable position :-) I always try to do likewise.
Pointing fingers at things and declaring that they are bad rarely
contributes positively to one's reputation.

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