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distributed version control systems

On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 07:53:48AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 12:18:28AM -0400, Albert Cahalan wrote:

    [ ... ]

> > Both SVN and CVS have a server-centric model that ultimately leads
> > to nasty poltics. The alternatives are git, Mercurial, and monotone.

Another alternative is darcs  ( http://abridgegame.org/darcs/ )

> It does mean forking and fragmentation of the code base, which would not be
> best for d-i and debian. But yes, having a distributed revision system would
> be helpful in these cases, and if people don't come to their sense and this
> issue be solved, i will be left only to create a svk-based duplicate of the
> d-i svn repo, and make this one the authoritative version for the packages i
> upload or changes i make. Imagine the mess this will cause :)

I do see the smilely, but I don't understand it.
The "Imagine the mess this cause" makes me worry.
Where will be the mess? Is it a threat?

Geert Stappers

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