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Re: Apologia for bzr

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Apologia for bzr
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2014 23:06:54 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Using Git won't magically give us any new blood.  But using Bzr is
>> a hindrance.  A few years ago, users seemed happy to use Hg for one
>> project, Git for another, DaRCS for yet a third, etc....
>> Nowadays most users complain when they have to learn another tool.
> It could mean the users are getting more spoiled,

Kind of, yes.  More specifically, people had no choice but to regularly
learn a new VCS tool every once in a while, whereas nowadays it's rare.
So people's understanding of what is a VCS used to be less
custom-tailored to a particular VCS than it is nowadays.

Kind of like when you have to use a different text editor in each one of
your web-browser, MUA, word processor, IDE, instant-messaging, ...
you end up only using the common-denominator bindings and you don't mind
having to use yet-another-editor.  But when you do all your text editing
in (say) Emacs, having to use another editor for your web-browsing needs
is really irksome.


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