Re: Your favorite version control software
On 24/03/11 20:33, Jason Hsu wrote:
What's your favorite version control software for software development? Subversion? Git? Something else?
I'd have to say git.
I've been using version control systems since the early 1980's. I
started developing a system to manage a product I was responsible for
using a layer on top of SCCS (recursor to RCS, a precursor to CVS)
trying to achieve exactly what git can now do. Of course I (and my
team) didn't have the class to invent what Linus did.
Our product what a base system in the telemetry area which then got
modified for each individual project. I needed a system that could
maintain version control whilst multiple project made changes around the
Since those days, I always develop my own personal software using
version control. I had long since understood the benefit of being able
to know all the separate changes I had made in time. I had tried CVS,
Bitkeeper and SVN but when Linus announced that he was suspending Kernel
development whilst he got something together to replace Bitkeeper I
decided to jump on the mailing list and find out what was going on.
I didn't realise immediately what he had invented, but when I saw how
distributed development and multiple branches - with merging - really
worked I understood he had achieved what I had been trying to achieve
all those years ago.
I have been a fan ever since