> On Mon, 8 Dec 2008 09:00:52 +0100 (CET), Andreas Tille wrote: > > Hmmm, smells like you want to start a VCS flamewar. ;-) This is not my intention as well, and I hope my reply does not lead to that. Am Montag, den 08.12.2008, 10:41 +0100 schrieb David Paleino: > Argh, git! :) > Ok, that would probably mean some learning period for me. I'm currently using > SVN for all my personal projects, and am not really comfortable learning git -- > but hey, everyone's using that, kernel hackers are using that, we are going to > use that, it *must* have something good :)  > >  (the only thing I saw about git over svn is *speed*...) Sorry, but that you do not see the advantages does not mean they don't exist. I'm a Git fanboy, and speed is surely not the only thing I care about.  If SVN works for any developer, it should be used. But sometimes it's simply not enough. VCS are tools to do a job, and if one can do that job more effectively or efficiently, one should not have to argue again and again why (s)he uses that tool. Git is the tool that saves me a lot of time compared to working with SVN, so I use it. The time gained is time I can spend on other things (in Debian), so me using Git is for everyone's profit, even if everyone does not agree with my choice of the VCS to use. The same applies to you using SVN. Of course, noone should be forced to switch to a new VCS, but I did not see anyone saying so in the discussion. DVCS have lots of advantages, even if they are used in a centralized way. Actually, I use almost all my repos in a centralized fashion. There is no contradiction in this. What may be a problem is that there currently is no defined work-flow for packaging using a DVCS but it seems to crystalize. The pkg-vcs group has done quite a lot of experimenting/research already and patterns emerge. Providing feedback to them what in your opinion did or did not work would be a valuable contribution since almost everyone seems to be very familiar with a DVCS already. The goal seem to be to find a workflow that can be implemented in a tool that acts on the VCS used for packaging; so one would not even see the SVN or Git or whatever is used underneath. We're far from that yet. But until we're there, we'll just have to live with the situation as is: People will chose whatever satifies their needs best. I'd like people to keep that in mind every now and then. A VCS is just a tool. "I like $MYVCS, and all others suck" discussions lead to nowhere. Best regards Manuel  I do not provide the points I care about because I think they do not contribute to the point I am trying to make. If anyone is interested, I can of course name them.
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