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Re: source management systems

>>>>> "Brendan" == Brendan Cully <brendan@kublai.com> writes:

    Brendan> It's Larry McVoy's source management system, which he has
    Brendan> been pushing on linux-kernel for quite some time, and
    Brendan> which does sound nice. I'm not too up on either its
    Brendan> license or DFSG, but I don't think it makes the cut (it
    Brendan> reminded me of the original Qt license when last I looked
    Brendan> at it, actually more restrictive than that).

Pity. However, I am surprised he should be pushing for it to be used
by Linux if this is the case...

    Brendan> It's nicest feature as I recall is that it makes
    Brendan> hierarchies of repositories possible. You don't have to
    Brendan> have commit access on the main tree to be able to make
    Brendan> your own branches on your tree, import other people's
    Brendan> changes and merge changes to the master tree into your
    Brendan> own. I always thought having only one master CVS
    Brendan> repository was a real pain for distributed (no, I won't
    Brendan> say "bazaar"... argh, I said it!)  development...

Yes, I agree. Even better, was if it had support for storing branches
on another server...

Currently to do the same thing with CVS you have to create to separate
CVS repositories and periodically import one to the other.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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