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Re: Switching to Subversion

From: Sascha Wilde
Subject: Re: Switching to Subversion
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 15:51:58 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:

> Thomas Arendsen Hein <address@hidden> writes:
>>> He provides pretty good arguments _against_ subversion, but also
>>> addresses mercurial vs. git a bit (mercurial is in some sense a riff on
>>> git, btw).
>> If I interpret "riff" as "rip off", I have to disagree here.
> Riff does not mean "rip off."

So what does it mean here?  I'm no native speaker and wasn't able to
find something in the dictionary which seemed to fit in the context.

Sascha Wilde : "GUIs normally make it simple to accomplish simple 
             : actions and impossible to accomplish complex actions."
             : (Doug Gwyn - 22/Jun/91 in comp.unix.wizards)

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